Congressman Stephen Lynch, a Democrat from Massachusetts, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine earlier this month. Lynch is one of several members of Congress who have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks.
A Lynch spokesman said in a statement that his positive test results came after a positive test by an employee at the Boston office.
“Lynch received a second dose of Pfizer vaccine and later received a negative COVID-19 test before President Biden’s inauguration,” said Lynch’s communications director Mollie Rose Tarpey. “While Mr. Lynch is asymptomatic and feels fine, he will self-quarantine and vote proxy in Congress during the coming week.”
Congresswoman Lori Trehan, another member of the Massachusetts House delegation, also tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
Tram said in a statement, “I am fortunate to be presently asymptomatic, and I have immediately begun self-aggrandizement.” The statement was posted on Twitter, Adding that he “will cast my votes next week using the House’s proxy voting system.”
Many House DemocratsAfter spending time in lockdown with Republican members who refused to wear masks during the attack on the Capitol on 6 January. Announcements by Democratic representatives Brad Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Pramila Jayapal could take place days after the attending physician of the warning members of the Capitol. “Exposure to another occupant with coronavirus infection”.
More than 436,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, and approximately 26 million have contracted the virus.