Representative Nikema Williams

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) State senator Nikema Williams has confirmed that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Last Monday night, Williams says she was feeling ill and was tested for the flu and strep throat, both of which came back negative. After a colleague in the state Senate tested positive and another was hospitalized with a respiratory illness, Williams was able to get tested for the coronavirus on Thursday.

Williams says she was told the results would take five to seven days and detailed how agonizing thew wait was. Sunday afternoon, Williams received a call informing her that she in fact, tested positive for coronavirus.

Williams says people should stay home, practice social distancing and use caution.

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