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Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato hospitalized with COVID-19

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 16:09:09-05

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato has tested positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized, according to his spokesperson.

The 83-year-old Republican tested positive a week ago and promptly self-quarantined at his Long Island home. Out of an abundance of caution, he admitted himself to a nearby hospital, where he continues to be treated for the virus, his office said in a statement Friday afternoon.

“As his recovery was not as prompt as he would have liked, out of an abundance of caution, he admitted himself to a regional hospital where he continues to be treated for the virus and remains in good spirits,” a spokesperson said in a statement.