Republican Rick Scott latest lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus
Rick Scott appears on Fox News Sunday (screen grab)

U.S. Senator Rick Scott, Republican of Florida, is the latest federal lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus, after self-quarantining over the past six days. Scott announced November 14 he "came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID."

Friday morning he announced he is positive.

Senator Scott becomes the ninth federal lawmaker to test positive this week. Almost all are Republicans.

He also urged Americans to "be responsible" and follow coronavirus safety protocols.

Scott, a 2024 presidential contender, was just elected chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the arm of the GOP Senate that works to elect Republicans.