U.S. Sen Rob Portman announces breakthrough COVID case

U.S. Sen Rob Portman announced Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

The Cincinnati Republican released the following statement:

‘In preparation for returning to Washington, D.C., I took an at-home COVID test last night and it was positive. I am asymptomatic and feel fine. I have been in contact with the attending physician and my personal doctor. I am following their medical advice and following CDC guidelines and isolating for the recommended five days. I will work remotely from home this week, but will not be able to be in Washington, D.C. for votes.”

Portman’s office confirmed that the senator is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot.

Portman, 66, participated in a COVID vaccine clinical trial in the fall of 2020 and has encouraged Ohioans to be vaccinated.

Two other Ohio lawmakers, Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, announced testing positive for the virus last year, the Associated Press reported.

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