State Rep. Milton Nicks, D-Marion, is the latest state lawmaker to test positive for covid-19.
Nicks informed House Speaker Matthew Shepherd, R-El Dorado, Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Hicks said in a telephone interview that he suspects that he caught the virus from his wife, who he said tested positive a few days ago.
He said he attended the regular session on Monday and Tuesday before he was informed that he tested positive for covid-19.
“We are recovering at home and quarantining in Marion,” Nicks said. “I feel great. it is a strange thing. I really haven’t had any symptoms.”
Nicks is 70.
More than 20 state lawmakers have acknowledged testing positive for the coronavirus since March.