Sen. Jim Seward and his wife Cindy have both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announcced on Monday.
Seward has been hospitalized at Albany Medical Center and has exhibited mild symptoms. In a statement, Seward's office said he "is expected to make a full and complete recovery.
"He will be released from the hospital shortly and will remain under quarantine at home," Seward's office said. "Senator Seward's wife Cindy, who was tested at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, is also suffering from a mild case of the virus and is quarantined at home."
Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan in a statement said Seward had not been at the Capitol since March 11.
"The entire Senate Republican Conference is praying for their speedy recovery and asks that everyone do the same," Flanagan said.
Seward, a Republican who announced this year his plans to retire at the end of the current term, has been recieving treatment for cancer.
He is the fifth state lawmaker to test positived for the virus and the first to do so in the state Senate.