Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Two more U.S. House of Representatives have announced they have tested positive for COVID-19 as the virus surges throughout the country.
Reps. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., announced separately on Sunday that they have tested positive for the coronavirus, adding their names to a growing list of U.S. politicians who have fallen ill to the disease.
Steil said in a statement published on Twitter that he took the COVID-19 test Sunday after experiencing mild symptoms on the weekend.
"The test results came back positive," he said. "Following CDC guidelines, I am immediately quarantining and will continue serving the people of southeast Wisconsin from my home in Janesville."
Courtney announced in a statement on his website that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday night.
He said he has been self-isolating since last week after learning he was "inadvertently exposed to someone who would later test positive for COVID-19."
"Upon learning of that initial exposure, I immediately began following the strict isolation guidelines laid out by the CDC and by my doctor while I waited to get a coronavirus test," he wrote. "After my first test came back negative, I continued to isolate but began to experience mild symptoms."
He underwent another test, the results for which came back Sunday.
The announcements on Sunday came as coronavirus cases continued to surge in the United States.
At more than 12.2 million infections and more than a quarter-million deaths, the United States is the sickest country to the pandemic, and on Sunday health officials reported 142,732 new cases after registering a record 196,004 on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.