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Amy Klobuchar's husband hospitalized with coronavirus

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday announced in a Medium post that her husband, John Bessler, has been hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.

Klobuchar wrote that Bessler, who fell ill while he was in Washington, D.C., and the senator was in Minnesota, was admitted to a hospital in Virginia for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and the test results indeed came back positive Monday morning. Bessler has pneumonia and is on oxygen because he was showing very low levels, but he is not using a ventilator, Klobuchar said. "He is exhausted and sick, but a very strong and resilient person," she wrote.

The senator said her doctor advised her not to get a test because she and her husband have been in different locations for the last two weeks, and Klobuchar is now outside the 14-day period for getting sick. Read Klobuchar's full post on Medium.