A Republican state lawmaker from the Mohawk Valley region is being hospitalized in Utica and tested positive for the coronavirus, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay said Friday. 

Assemblyman Brian Miller is the fourth state lawmaker to test positive for the virus in the state Legislature. 

Miller was in Albany March 18 for legislative work and remained in the city on March 19. He tested positive on March 20 and self-quarantined in his home, Barclay said. 

"I encourage anyone who may have had contact with or been in close proximity to Brian to take necessary steps to self-isolate and limit any contact with others who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19," Barclay said. "It would also be prudent to seek advice from a medical professional, who may offer additional guidance to help contain any potential spread. On behalf of the entire Assembly Minority Conference, I want to wish Brian a full and speedy recovery. Our love and support are with him and his family."



Assemblyman Charles Barron, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre tested positive for the virus as well this month.