Boston, Massachusetts 2021-09-15 17:48:00 –
Portland, Maine (AP) —Two of the top-ranked Democrats in the Maine Senate were tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated.
Maine Senate Chair Troy Jackson He tested positive for the coronavirus and became the highest-ranking official infecting the virus in the state government.Senate Leader Eloise Vitelli She also said she had a positive test.
Jackson said he was isolated after being tested positive in Augusta. He said he had no symptoms, but decided to undergo a prompt test after learning that close contact had the virus.
“The breakthrough COVID-19 infection is much rarer, but we know it is possible. More and more breakthrough infections are reported across states and countries due to the highly contagious delta mutants. “It continues to be done,” Jackson of D-Allagash said in a statement on Tuesday night.
Jackson said he was grateful to have been vaccinated because the vaccine proved to be effective in preventing severe symptoms and hospitalization. Arrowsic’s Vitelli said he was experiencing only mild symptoms on Wednesday.
“With positive test results with the general public, not only to ensure transparency, but also to remind us that we need to continue to use all the tools in the toolbox to protect ourselves and each other. I wanted to share it, “said Vitelli.
Members are two of several state legislators who test positive. US Senate. Angus King Maine also experienced a breakthrough infection and subsequently recovered.
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