3 US senators announce positive Covid tests Thursday

Three US senatorsAngus King of Maine, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and John Hickenlooper of Coloradoannounced separately Thursday they have tested positive for Covid-19.

All three have been vaccinated.
キング, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, said in a statement that he was tested Thursday morning after hebegan feeling mildly feverish” 水曜日に.
    While I am not feeling great, I’m definitely feeling much better than I would have without the vaccine,” キングは言った. “I am taking this diagnosis very seriously, quarantining myself at home and telling the few people I’ve been in contact with to get tested in order to limit any further spread.
      His announcement came just hours after Wicker, 共和党, also tested positive for COVID-19 木曜日の朝, 彼の事務所からの声明によると.
        Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to mild symptoms,” Wicker spokesman Phillip Waller said in the statement. “Senator Wicker is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, is in good health, and is being treated by his Tupelo-based physician. He is isolating, and everyone with whom Senator Wicker has come in close contact recently has been notified.
        Hickenlooper, 民主党, announced his diagnosis later in the afternoon on Thursday.
          After experiencing mild symptoms, I tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” 彼は声明で言った.
          I’m feeling much better and will continue to isolate at the direction of the Congressional Attending Physician. I’m grateful for the vaccine (and the scientists behind it) for limiting my symptoms and allowing us to continue our work for Colorado. If you haven’t been vaccinated, don’t wait for the virus — get the shot today, and a booster when it’s available too!,” 彼は言った.
          The Senate is not in session this week due to August recess. The chamber is scheduled to return next month.
          Wicker is the latest Republican lawmaker to test positive this summer. 共和党セン. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced he’d tested positive earlier this month, そして a handful of US House members also announced they had the coronavirus 7月から.
            Breakthrough cases remain very rare. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported just 8,000 breakthrough cases resulting in severe disease or death out of 166 million Americans fully vaccinated.
            This story and headline have been updated with additional developments Thursday.