CHAPEL HILL, NC – The American rep. David Price, the longest-serving member of North Carolina’s current congressional delegation, is recovering from a coronavirus diagnosis over the weekend.
Price, a Democrat representing the Triangle District’s 4th Congressional District, said in a tweet Saturday that he “experienced mild cold-like symptoms” after testing positive for COVID-19.
“I am grateful to be vaccinated and boosted and I will follow the CDC’s quarantine guidelines,” Price added.
With the exception of two years in the mid-1990s, the 81-year-old Price has served in Congress continuously since 1987. He is not seeking re-election until the fall.
Democratic state Sen. Valerie Foushee and Republican Courtney Geels won last week’s primary election for the seat in the 4th District and are due to appear in November,
Price is the most recently elected official in North Carolina announcing tests positive for COVID-19. Others who have reported a similar positive test over the past month include reps. Deborah Ross and GK Butterfield and Attorney General Josh Stein. And former Gov. Pat McCrory said he tested positive Wednesday, a day after losing the Republican U.S. Senate primary to Ted Budd.