Nov 19, 2020 6:49 PM

Wyoming Senate president tests positive for COVID-19

Posted Nov 19, 2020 6:49 PM

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Senate President Drew Perkins has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after he was heard coughing on screen during a remote committee meeting.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Republican lawmaker was coughing while asking a question during the meeting Monday with the Select Committee on Capital Financing and Investments.

Perkins told committee members after asking the question that he was still struggling with the virus.

Perkins becomes the third lawmaker whose COVID-19 diagnosis has been made public in the state.

Republican Sen. Jim Anderson announced he had tested positive earlier this year.

Republican Rep. Roy Edwards died earlier this month after contracting the virus.