ATLANTA — A fourth Georgia state senator has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sen. Nikema Williams found out she tested positive Sunday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Greg Bluestein.
She was the second Georgia state senator to find out she has COVID-19 Sunday.
Sen. Bruce Thompson was released from the hospital Saturday after having symptoms similar to those found in COVID-19. Thompson confirmed to Bluestein earlier Sunday that he tested positive.
"Becky and I appreciate your prayers during all of this, and I hope your and your loved ones are staying safe during these uncertain and trying times," Thompson wrote.
Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, who is a member of Gov. Brian Kemp’s coronavirus task force, announced Friday that she’d tested positive for the virus and has been on self-quarantine since earlier this month.
The Marietta senator wrote on Facebook:
The announcement came two days after Sen. Brandon Beach revealed he also tested positive for the virus.
Georgia lawmakers were urged Wednesday to self-isolate themselves after Beach revealed his diagnosis.
Several other senators have said they believe they may also be infected.
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