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Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test

Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test

Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter (D) announced he has tested positive for COVID-19 in a breakthrough case. 

In a statement on Wednesday, Carter shared that he has been diagnosed with COVID, adding that he is experiencing cold-like symptoms. 

“I am so thankful to be fully vaccinated and have received my booster shot, measures which are highly protective against more severe symptoms and illness,” Carter said in his statement. 

“I will isolate while recovering and will continue to follow the guidance of the House Attending Physician. Throughout my isolation I will continue to work remotely on behalf of my constituents of southeast Louisiana,” he continued.

Carter also took time to thank healthcare workers “who have been working tirelessly throughout this public health crisis to protect all of us.” 

“If you have not yet been vaccinated or boosted, please take this as a sign and get your shot today. Along with wearing masks, vaccinations are the best way to protect ourselves, our health systems, and our communities,” Carter concluded. 

Carter’s announcement comes as a number of other lawmakers, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezLouisiana Democrat running for US Senate smokes marijuana in campaign ad Lawmakers coming under increased threats — sometimes from one another Maryland Democrat announces positive COVID-19 test MORE (D-N.Y.), Jim Coopercooperjim 060816gn lead | Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test | The Paradise NewsJim CooperMaryland Democrat announces positive COVID-19 test Colorado Democrat latest House member to test positive for COVID-19 Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE (D-Tenn.), Sean Castencastensean 110618 | Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test | The Paradise NewsSean CastenMaryland Democrat announces positive COVID-19 test Colorado Democrat latest House member to test positive for COVID-19 Maryland Democrat experiencing mild symptoms after positive COVID-19 test MORE (D-Ill.) and Young Kimkimyoung 041521gn lead | Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test | The Paradise NewsYoung KimColorado Democrat latest House member to test positive for COVID-19 Maryland Democrat experiencing mild symptoms after positive COVID-19 test House Democratic conference postponed due to COVID-19 MORE (R-Calif.), have announced in recent weeks that they tested positive for COVID-19 while being fully vaccinated and boosted.

This comes as the U.S. is currently dealing with a winter surge of COVID-19 infections as the omicron variant has spread across the nation.



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