A 9th Member Of Congress Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Eleanor Flynt –

Another member of Congress on Thursday announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19. U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, in a statement that said he was getting tested regularly and received the “bad news” Wednesday night.

“I have minimal symptoms so far and am optimistic I will recover well after isolating and following CDC guidelines. Like millions of other families, it seems we’ll also be wrestling with another holiday spent on Zoom and cancelled plans for travel or gathering,” he said.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat tweeted on Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Representative Barbara Lee, who is vaccinated, tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. A day earlier, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker tested positive for the virus. Representatives Jason Crow, Nicole Malliotakis and Matt Cartwright have also tested positive.

“As we deal with the sharp rise in Omicron cases here in Delaware and across the country, I urge you to get tested regularly, and get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already. We all must continue to do our part to fight this pandemic and keep each other healthy,” Coons said.

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