Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart becomes first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus

Published: March 18, 2020 7:19 PM EDT
Updated: March 18, 2020 7:31 PM EDT
Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida has become the first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus, he tweeted on Wednesday. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida has become the first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus, he tweeted on Wednesday.

He tweeted that he is feeling much better and has released a statement.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.