A pair of U.S. senators and one House member announced Sunday they tested positive for COVID-19.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced their diagnoses on Twitter, followed by Rep. Jason Crow, a Democrat from Colorado. All three said they are fully vaccinated and boosted and have mild cases.
The positive tests come as the omicron variant of COVID-19 quickly spreads across the United States and the rest of the world, feeding a winter surge in cases and accompanying wave of new restrictions meant to stop the spread.
“I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case,” Warren tweeted. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.”
Warren did not note if this was a particular variant of COVID-19 or if anyone else in her household or on her staff had been infected with the virus.
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