Wisconsin lawmaker with COVID-19 on ventilator, stable

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 16:19:20-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state senator from Wisconsin who opposed mask and vaccine mandates and then developed pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19 is in stable condition after being placed on a ventilator.

State Sen. Andre Jacque tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and was hospitalized Aug. 16. His spokesman Matt Tompach provided the first update on his condition Wednesday in a week.

He says Jacque was placed on the ventilator Monday night. He says that while Jacque's condition is stable, "the days and weeks ahead will continue to be an incredibly stressful and difficult time for Sen. Jacque’s family.” Jacque is a Republican who represents northeast Wisconsin.

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