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Politics Utah Democrat diagnosed with coronavirus hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath

05:10  23 march  2020
05:10  23 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Symptoms observed in hospitalized patients. Information on Coronavirus Symptoms from Government Health Officials. After a week, it can lead to shortness of breath , with about 20% of patients requiring hospital Day #1: malaise and muscle pain. later diagnosed with pneumonia.

Shortness of breath (SOB), also known as dyspnea, is a feeling of not being able to breathe well enough. The American Thoracic Society defines it as "a subjective experience of breathing

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah), a freshman lawmaker who last week announced that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus, said Sunday that he was hospitalized after experiencing a shortness of breath.

Ben McAdams wearing a suit and tie: Utah Democrat diagnosed with coronavirus hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath © Stefani Reynolds Utah Democrat diagnosed with coronavirus hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath

In a statement from his office Sunday evening, the Utah Democrat said that the incident occurred Friday and stated that he had to receive oxygen through a mask after struggling to maintain proper oxygen levels in his blood.

"I am now off oxygen and feeling relatively better," McAdams said. "I'm very grateful to the skilled hospital medical staff for their efficient and effective treatment, as well as their preparations.

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McAdams was the second House lawmaker to be diagnosed with the disease, which has sickened more than 33,000 nationally. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) announced his own positive diagnosis last week as well.

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