Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew Mexico Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case Hispanics sour on Biden and Democrats' agenda as midterms loom MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Sunday that she tested positive for COVID-19 in at least the fourth breakthrough case among congresspeople this weekend.  

In a statement Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez’s office said the congresswoman is experiencing symptoms and is recovering at home. 

“The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance,” Ocasio-Cortez’s office added. 

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Ocasio-Cortez’s announcement comes after Reps. Jim CooperJim CooperCooper becomes latest House Democrat to not seek reelection The Hill's Morning Report - Biden, NATO eye 'all scenarios' with Russia Five Democrats the left plans to target MORE (D-Tenn.), Sean CastenSean CastenWatchdog finds 'substantial' evidence Illinois Democrat promised job to potential challenger Missouri House Democrat becomes latest to test positive for COVID-19 Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test MORE (D-Ill.) and Young KimYoung KimSouthern California Democrats throw their weight behind Young Kim challenger Missouri House Democrat becomes latest to test positive for COVID-19 Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test MORE (R-Calif.) announced on Saturday they tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The U.S. is currently dealing with a winter surge of COVID-19 infections. The seven-day average for new cases in the country topped 700,000 for the first time this weekend, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

—Updated at 2:12 p.m.