Rep. Ron Wright Tests Positive For COVID-19

Wright was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018

NBC 5 News

Congressman Ron Wright (R-Arlington) has tested positive for COVID-19.

Wright, 67, tested positive Thursday morning after coming in contact with someone who had the virus last week, he said.

"I am experiencing minor symptoms, but overall, I feel okay and will continue working for the people of the 6th District from home this week."

Wright has been in quarantine since Friday and will continue to do so until he's cleared by his doctors to return to work.

"I encourage everyone to keep following CDC guidelines and want to thank all the medical professionals on the front lines who fight this virus head-on every single day,” said Wright.

Wright, who revealed in 2019 he's been battling lung cancer since 2018, was admitted to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas in September 2020 due to complications with his cancer treatment. Wright also received treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland last fall before returning home to Arlington.

Wright was elected to Texas' 6th congressional district in Arlington and was re-elected last November.

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