House Democratic Rep. Rick Larsen tests positive for COVID-19

House Democratic Rep. Rick Larsen tests positive for COVID-19
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Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenFAA: New manufacturing issue discovered in undelivered Boeing 787 Dreamliners Newest Boeing 737 Max takes first test flight Democrats seek answers from Boeing, FAA after production issues with 737 Max, Dreamliner jets MORE (D-Wash.) shared on Twitter on Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Yesterday, I received a positive test result for the COVID-19 virus. I am quarantining in accordance with CDC guidelines and am not experiencing any symptoms. I am prepared to vote by proxy in the coming days if the House schedules votes,” Larsen wrote.

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Larsen's office did not immediately return a request for comment by The Hill.

The Washington Democrat is now among nearly 40 House lawmakers who have revealed a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. A representative for Rep.-elect Luke Letlow (R-La.), confirmed to The Hill earlier Wednesday that Letlow had been hospitalized on Saturday in the intensive care unit.

Members of Congress began getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the last week, though some have turned it down, saying that it should first go to essential front-line workers.

Sen. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerThe Memo: Biden beats Trump again — this time in the Senate The 19 GOP senators who voted for the T infrastructure bill Republicans unveil bill to ban federal funding of critical race theory MORE (R-N.D.) wrote in a Twitter post on Wednesday that he had taken a "curiosity COVID antibody test" that came back positive, indicating he had the coronavirus at an earlier point and recovered without his knowledge.

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"Earlier this month I took a curiosity COVID antibody test that came back positive. I don’t know when I had COVID and have never had a symptom," wrote Cramer. "I suspect there are many people who have had this virus and don’t know it. I encourage people to test for antibodies."