Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tested Positive for Groundbreaking COVID-19 Case

FILE – On March 8, 2020, the file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., Speaks at a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., In Ann Arbor, Michigan. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya, file)

(The Hill) – Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) announced on Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID-19 in at least the groundbreaking fourth case among members of Congress this weekend.

In a statement released on Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez’s office said the MP was showing symptoms and was recovering at home.

“The congressman received her recall this fall and encourages everyone to get her recall and follow all CDC guidelines,” the Ocasio-Cortez office added.

Ocasio-Cortez’s announcement comes after Reps Jim Cooper (R-Tenn.), Sean Casten (D-Ill.) And Young Kim (R-Calif.) Announced on Saturday that they had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The United States is currently facing a winter wave of COVID-19 infections. The seven-day average of new cases in the country topped 700,000 for the first time this weekend, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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