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Bob Casey tests positive for coronavirus antibodies

“This positive test means that I likely had COVID-19 at some point over the last several months and have since developed an antibody response to the virus,” Casey said. “The results of this test revealed substantial levels of COVID-19 antibody in my blood, significantly more than the amount required to qualify me as a plasma donor.”

Casey’s statement comes one day after Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said he and his wife also tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. While Casey and Kaine’s antibody test results suggest they had the coronavirus, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the only senator who has tested positive for the disease.

Casey pledged to donate blood plasma to help others combat the illness and said he will continue to wear a mask and social distance.

The Senate is set to return next week to Washington, which began its first phase of reopening Friday.

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