Baltimore mayor tests positive for COVID-19 in breakthrough case
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from his office.
Cal Harris, Scott’s director of communication, said Scott, who was vaccinatted tested positive on Monday morning in a breakthrough case. He said Scott was self-isolating at this home.
“The Mayor is asymptomatic and currently feels fine. He will work remotely until he is officially cleared to return to City Hall,” Harris said.
Breakthrough cases of the coronavirus in vaccinated people are uncommon but not unusual. Vaccines have been shown to greatly reduce the chances of a person being hospitalized or dying if they contract COVID-19.
“Despite being vaccinated and following Baltimore City’s health protocols, breakthrough infections are a real threat,” Harris said.
He said Scott was supportive of continued vaccination efforts in Baltimore.