Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for Coronavirus
The Massachusetts senator noted that she was experiencing mild symptoms and that she had received a booster shot.,
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, announced that she had tested positive on Sunday with a breakthrough case of the coronavirus.
“Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted,” she wrote on Twitter, adding that the positive result Sunday came after a negative test earlier in the week.
I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren)
Ms. Warren’s case comes barely a day after the Senate left Washington for the year, after senators labored through hours of votes that ended in the predawn hours Saturday. The Senate is not scheduled to return until Jan. 3.
While most Republican lawmakers have largely stopped wearing masks in recent months, citing vaccinations, Ms. Warren and most Democrats have been vigilant in wearing a mask in the Capitol, particularly as cases of the coronavirus continue to skyrocket amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
“I urge everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster as soon as possible — together, we can save lives,” Ms. Warren wrote, adding that she had received both a vaccine and a booster shot.
The last public breakthrough cases in the Senate were in August, when a trio of senators — Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, John Hickenlooper, Democrat of Colorado, and Angus King, independent of Maine — separately announced positive test results on the same day, according to a database run by GovTrack.us.