Michigan Rep. Abdullah Hammoud tests positive for COVID

State rep. ‘feeling well and recovering at home’

Michigan state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud says he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of Hammoud's public Twitter profile "@AHammoudMI". (WDIV)

DEARBORN, Mich. – Michigan state Representative Abdullah Hammoud says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Jan. 8, Rep. Hammoud released a statement saying he has tested positive for COVID-19, but he is feeling well.

Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I am feeling well and recovering at home. In the interim, my team and I will continue to work remotely.

Although the Michigan Legislature is scheduled to reconvene next week, I will return to session once it is safe for me to do so. I believe that transparency, trust, and safety continue to be paramount.

Please continue to do your part to stop the spread of this pandemic.

Rep. Abdullah Hammoud

Hammoud serves as a Michigan House Representative for the state’s 15th district, which is located in the city of Dearborn.

Several other Michigan representatives have contracted the virus since the pandemic began, including state Rep. John Chirkun, Congressman Bill Huizenga, state Rep. Karen Whitsett, state Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden and more.

New -- Jan. 8, 2021: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 516,376; Death toll now at 13,132