(WYTV) – Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey said he tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody this week.
The senator said he had a low fever this spring and some mild flu-like symptoms.
He self-quarantined at his home in Scranton, and the fever went away.
A doctor suggested he take the antibody test to determine if his symptoms may have been the result of the virus and if he could donate blood plasma.
“What I was surprised by… just because you have enough to donate plasma. I ended up having a number which far, far exceeded the number you needed,” he said.
Sen. Casey is donating his plasma.
He plans to continue wearing a mask and social distance until hearing immunity is nailed down.