Fully Vaccinated Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush Tests Positive for Coronavirus

House Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Bobby Rush, D-Ill., listens to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette testify during a hearing on oversight of the Department of Energy during coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Washington. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP)

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., announced late Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 — bringing the number of lawmakers who have tested positive in recent days to 11.

Rush, 75, said in a pair of tweets that he’s fully vaccinated and hasn’t had any symptoms.

“Today, after being notified of a recent exposure, I tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Fortunately, I am fully vaccinated and recently received my booster shot. I am feeling fine,” he said.

Rush said he’s following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will be quarantining.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Dareh Gregorian