Rep. Dave Severin Tests Positive for COVID-19

Oct 21, 2020

Another southern Illinois lawmaker says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, State Representative Dave Severin announced he and his wife started feeling sick on October 10, and have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Benton Republican says they have been isolating since they developed symptoms, and have only had contact with medical staff since the diagnosis.

Severin is the second lawmaker from this region to announce a positive COVID test. Congressman Mike Bost announced he was positive earlier this month. Bost and his wife both isolated while they recovered from the illness - he says his case was mild, though his wife had more serious symptoms.