Klobuchar said her husband, John Bessler, has pneumonia and is on oxygen but not a ventilator. The third-term U.S. senator said her doctor has advised her not to get a test because she is outside the 14-day period for getting sick and has been in different places from her husband for the past two weeks.
The illness started off like a cold but Bessler developed a bad cough and started coughing up blood. He was hospitalized because of a variety of factors, including very low oxygen levels, "which haven't really improved," Klobuchar wrote.
"While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and emailing," Klobuchar wrote. "We love him very much and pray for his recovery. He is exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person."
Klobuchar was in Washington on Sunday, voting with fellow Senate Democrats to block a $1.8 trillion coronavirus bill from coming up for a vote.
Bessler frequently campaigned for Klobuchar during her 13-month-long campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, which ended earlier this month.
"I hope he will be home soon. I know so many Americans are going through this and so much worse right now. So I hope and pray for you, just as I hope you will do for my husband," Klobuchar wrote.