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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID-19

Robert J Hansen

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Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(Courtesy Twitter)

Sacramento, Calif.- by Robert J Hansen

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19 according to a statement released by her office today.

“Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19. She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home. The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance,” the statement said.

As the omicron variant of coronavirus spreads across the U.S., COVID-19 cases have sharply increased this past week according to COVID19.CA.GOV.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of several prominent public officials to have recently test positive for the coronavirus.

A few weeks ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19 in a breakthrough case.

"I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case," Warren said in a tweet.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) also confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms of the virus.

"My symptoms are relatively mild," Booker said. "I'm beyond grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and, more recently, a booster - I'm certain that without them I would be doing much worse."

His positive test come after he and Warren spent hours with other lawmakers on the Senate floor days before they test positive.

According to the New York Times, the United States recorded almost 70,000 new infections on January 8, 2022.

California reported 34,396 of those cases while Sacramento County did not report any new cases for that day according to the New York Times.

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