NYC's Rep. Nydia Velazquez says she's diagnosed with 'presumed' coronavirus

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who represents parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, said on Monday she has been "diagnosed with presumed coronavirus infection."

"My symptoms are mild," the Democratic lawmaker, 67, tweeted. "I am isolating myself at my home and following the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician."

In a lengthier statement Velazquez said she is self-isolating at home after developing “the abrupt onset of muscle aches, fevers, nasal congestion and stomach upset ... At the advice of The Attending Physician, neither COVID-19 laboratory testing nor a doctor’s visit was recommended ... I am carefully monitoring my symptoms, working remotely and in constant contact with my staff. I’ll continue my work on behalf of New Yorkers as together we overcome this virus. In that regard, I encourage everyone to stay at home and continue practicing social distancing."