Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Warren shared that she had tested positive for the virus via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
“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,” she tweeted.
“As cases increase across the country, 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.”
Not long thereafter, Booker shared similar news. According to a string of tweets from his Twitter account, Booker learned of his diagnosis on Saturday and that his symptoms are mild.
“I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. My symptoms are relatively mild. 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,” Booker wrote.
“I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and boosted.”
Both Warren and Booker are reportedly vaccinated. The two Democratic Senators join a group of approximately 21 members of Congress who have endured breakthrough cases of COVID-19. Warren and Booker will step away from attending in-person events until they have fully recovered.