Two more lawmakers announced on Tuesday they tested positive for COVID – despite being vaccinated – as Washington D.C. supassed all other states in the nation in its coronavirus infection rate.
Democratic Rep. Barabara Lee of California and Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York announced their diagnoses, becoming the sixth lawmakers to receive a positive test result since Sunday.
‘This week, I received a breakthrough positive COVID-19 test result. Fortunately, I have only mild cold-like symptoms. I know it could have been much worse had I not been vaccinated and boosted,’ Lee said in a statement.
‘After experiencing mild symptoms and a slight fever, Congresswoman Malliotakis, who is vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. She is quarantining at home and is feeling well,’ her office announced.
The announcements come as Washington D.C.’s COVID infection rate hit a whopping 369%, the highest in the nation, as the Omicron variant spreads like wildfire across the nation.
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