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Del. Sam Rasoul tests positive for coronavirus

Del. Sam Rasoul has tested positive for coronavirus, according to his Facebook page.

The lawmaker, who represents the state’s 11th district, said in a Facebook post Monday he and his family are recovering.

I have tested positive for COVID-19. My family and I are recovering and completing our isolation period. Please stay safe and take care of each other 😷✌🏽.

Posted by Delegate Sam Rasoul on Monday, July 27, 2020

In an interview with WSLS 10 News, Rasoul said both he and wife has tested positive while his kids are presumed positive.

While his children have primarily experienced low-grade fevers, Rasoul and his wife have struggled to breathe at times. In different occurrences, both adults lost the sense of smell. His wife also lost her sense of taste.

“We let our guard down around an asymptomatic family member who subsequently tested positive but has never had any symptoms,” explained Rasoul. “I think around your friends and family is where you let your guard down especially around people that you love. So, I’m telling folks don’t make the same mistake I did.”

Rasoul said his family has at least another week of isolation and quarantine.