State Representative Recovering From COVID-19

State Representative Tyrone Carter is the first Michigan lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus. Carter says he began feeling unwell last week after returning home from Lansing on Wednesday. Carter says his condition has dramatically improved, although he remains quarantined at home.

“I would say I’m about 90%,” said the Democrat from Detroit. “I’ve taken my temperature twice a day. It’s been 98.4°. The only two real symptoms other than no appetite that I had was the fever, which was as high as 102°, and a dry cough.”

Carter says his wife, who has been with him at home, has tested negative for the virus. He suspects that he was exposed earlier this month at a birthday party for a former co-worker.