Tucson lawmakers become second lawmakers to report COVID since session began |

PHOENIX — A second Arizona state representative has reported having COVID-19 since the beginning of Monday’s annual legislature session.

Tucson Democrat Daniel Hernandez Jr. said on Twitter Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19.



Democrat Daniel Hernandez Jr. said on Twitter he had tested positive for COVID-19.


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“I’m grateful to be vaccinated and refreshed and am currently asymptomatic and quarantined at home,” Hernandez said.

Earlier Thursday, Rep. Marcelino Quiñonez, D-Phoenix, announced that he was infected with COVID-19. He said he was vaccinated and had no symptoms.

Hernandez has served at the Arizona House since 2017 and announced his candidacy for Congress last year.

His sister and colleague, Rep. Alma Hernandez, was hospitalized with COVID last May.

Alma Hernandez, who was fully vaccinated at the time she fell ill, said at the time that she had gone to the hospital for a high fever and migraines.

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