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Bay Area congressman Mark DeSaulnier in critical condition with pneumonia after fall

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) on the floor of the House of Representatives in December.
(House Television)

A congressman representing a San Francisco Bay Area district is in critical condition after he was hospitalized with pneumonia after he fractured a rib, his chief of staff said Saturday.

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) was admitted to a hospital on March 13 after breaking a rib when he fell while running, Chief of Staff Betsy Arnold Marr said in a statement. He tested negative for the coronavirus, she said.

DeSaulnier, 67, was initially in serious condition, but his condition has since worsened to critical, Marr said.

“The doctors are doing everything they can to care for the Congressman. Mark’s family and staff appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” her statement said.

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DeSaulnier represents a district that covers much of Contra Costa County. He was first elected to the House in 2014.


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