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West Virginia state lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A member of the West Virginia House of Delegates has contracted the coronavirus and is under quarantine.

Raleigh County Republican Brandon Steele tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

He chairs the House Government Organization Committee.

Steele addressed legislation in the House chambers without a mask on Friday.

Delegates are allowed to remove their masks when recognized to speak.

A statement from the House says virus testing will be offered at the state Capitol starting Monday, including a drive-thru option.

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