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Delegate-elect Conley contracts COVID-19

VIENNA — A Vienna City Councilman recently elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates confirmed on social media that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Roger Conley, who was elected to one of the three District 10 House seats last week, said in a Facebook post Sunday that he was home after being hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.

“The care I received at Camden-Clark was phenomenal,” he said. “I am very thankful that I was able to receive the same experimental drugs given to President Trump, as well as a plasma infusion. The turnaround was amazing.”

A WVU Medicine Camden Clark spokesman did not return a message asking about what types of COVID treatments are offered at the hospital. The hospital does not disclose information about an individual patient’s treatment.

Conley thanked people for their thoughts and prayers as he’s dealt with the disease and urged them to “do everything you can to stop the spread.

“Get tested, wear your mask, social distance and please keep your hands of off people,” he said in the post. “There will be a time for handshaking, hugging, etc., at a later time.

“I’ve heard the statements ‘no one will tell me what to do,'” Conley said. “I’m sorry that’s just ignorant. When you are in the ICU unit of a hospital fighting to (breathe) and praying to stay off a ventilator, you will take this more seriously.”

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