Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, hospitalized after falling and fracturing a rib while jogging more than a week ago, is in critical condition and battling complications of pneumonia, his office reported Saturday.
The California Democrat, 67, has been tested for coronavirus but subsequently proved negative for the virus, a spokesman said. His condition, however, worsened over the course of the week.
“The doctors are doing everything they can to care for the Congressman,” chief of staff Betsy Arnold Marr said in a statement. “Mark’s family and staff appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.”
Congressional colleague Eric Swalwell, whose Bay Area district adjoins DeSaulnier’s, asked for followers of his Twitter page to “please pray for my colleague and East Bay neighbor.”
DeSaulnier was elected to Congress in 2014 and represents the 11th district – which includes most of Contra Costa County.
What an absolutely terrible year and now month.
He seems like such a fine and dedicated man. A leader. I hope for the best!!