Three senators announced within hours of each other on Thursday that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, despite each being fully vaccinated.
Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Angus King (I-Maine) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) said they had tested positive in what is known as a breakthrough case, when fully vaccinated individuals test positive for COVID-19. It marks three known breakthrough cases among senators within 24 hours.
The positive tests come as senators have been back in their home states for roughly a week and aren’t expected to return to Washington, D.C., until mid-September.
Hickenlooper became the latest on Thursday afternoon to announce he had tested positive, saying he tested positive after “experiencing mild symptoms.”
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