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Rep. Mike Carter out of ICU, still hospitalized in COVID-19 battle

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 10:21:52-04

(WTVF) — Rep. Mike Carter (R -- Ooltewah) says he’s continuing to improve and thanked hospital staff as he battles COVID-19.

Carter tweeted an update on his condition Tuesday, saying he’s “feeling much, much better” and has been moved to a regular room.

Last week, House Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, of Cosby, confirmed that Carter was in the intensive care unit at Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga for COVID-19.

Carter is chairman of the House Civil Justice Committee but was absent during the special legislative session. He is the second Tennessee lawmaker known to have tested positive for the virus. The first reported being asymptomatic.