Two more House reps test positive for breakthrough COVID-19 cases
Reps. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) and Young Kim (R-Calif.) said on Saturday that they had tested positive for breakthrough cases of COVID-19, adding to a growing list of lawmakers who have contracted the virus amid the latest wave of the pandemic.
Casten announced that he had tested positive on Twitter, saying that he is fully vaccinated and boosted. So far, the 50-year-old lawmaker is reporting only mild symptoms, he said in a statement.
“I’m grateful for the miraculous work of our scientists and health care workers — and encourage everyone to get vaccinated, boosted, and mask up,” he wrote.
Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. Thanks to the vaccine, I am fortunate to have only mild symptoms.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/IgwH7qlMsd
— Rep. Sean Casten (@RepCasten) January 8, 2022
I just tested positive for COVID-19 and will be proxy voting as I monitor my symptoms. I am feeling fine and am grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. My team and I are continuing to work around the clock to serve #CA39 and I look forward to returning to work in person soon.
— Young Kim (@RepYoungKim) January 9, 2022
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