'Feeling Optimistic': Rep. Jahana Hayes Reports Minimal Symptoms After COVID Diagnosis
U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes of Connecticut says she’s winded but otherwise experiencing no new symptoms after her COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this week.
Hayes posted two pages from a daily journal she’s keeping of her COVID-19 experience. In the most recent entry, she wrote, "Hard to explain, but it’s uncomfortable to take a deep breath." Still, she says she has no fever and no loss of taste or smell. She wrote, "Feeling optimistic — because compared to all the horror stories I’ve heard, I feel good."
A spokesperson for Hayes said she didn’t feel up to a phone interview due to her breathing problems.
Hayes represents the Fifth Congressional District, which covers much of northwest Connecticut and north Fairfield County.