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Rep. Michael McCaul tests positive for COVID-19

McCaul's positive diagnosis comes a few days after Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's.

AUSTIN, Texas — Days after Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's office announced that he is recovering from COVID-19, Rep. Michael McCaul also confirmed he's ill with the virus.

"I tested positive for COVID-19 this week and as a result will be voting by proxy next week for my health and the safety of others," he said in a tweet. "I am fully vaccinated and boosted. Thankfully, I am recovering each day. I look forward to returning back to work for the people of TX-10."

In a statement from Patrick's campaign on Jan. 3, it's believed that Patrick experienced mild symptoms and tested positive last week. His office said that Patrick has since tested negative and he was in a self-quarantine period.

His office reported that no one else in Patrick's household was infected and that he would be working from home until he can return to his public schedule. They estimated that could be by the end of the week.

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