The South Carolina Republican, who spoke on the floor of the House earlier in the day, said in a statement: “The evening before I found out that I had tested positive for COVID-19. I would take all necessary precautions, as That is directed by the House. Of physicians. “
“Thankfully I feel fine and have no symptoms. It is so important that we all do our part to help stop the spread of this virus.”
Wilson is the latest member to test positive for Kovid-19. He was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to vote and spoke on the House floor at 2 pm ET. He put on his face mask to follow new rules by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that members should keep when they address the chamber from the floor.
Rep. Rick Allen, a Georgia Republican and Rep. Susie Lee, a Nevada Democrat, announced separately last month that they had contracted the virus.
His announcements included two other lawmakers – Rep. Brian Still, a Republican from Wisconsin, and Joe Courtney, a Democrat from Connecticut – who said he was diagnosed with Kovid.
And the number may increase even more if Americans choose to travel and gather erratically for the holidays. Experts have warned for weeks against traditional ceremonies to avoid further spread of the virus, which could lead to another surge in Kovid-19 cases.
In his House floor speech on Wednesday, Wilson praised President Donald Trump’s coronovirus response as vaccination begins across America. He was wearing a face mask during his remarks.
This story has been updated with additional information on Wednesday.
CNN’s Daniela Diaz and Kristin Wilson contributed to this report.