AOC 'recovering at home' after positive coronavirus test

AOC 'recovering at home' after positive coronavirus test
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US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office said she received a booster shot last fall, adding that she 'encourages everyone to get their booster'.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Democratic congresswoman from New York [Alex Wong/Getty-archive]

New York US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for Covid-19 and "is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home," her office said in a statement on Sunday evening.

The Democratic congresswoman’s office said Ocasio-Cortez received a booster shot last fall, adding that she "encourages everyone to get their booster" and follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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With the nation dealing with another surge of the virus since the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant, numerous members of Congress have reported breakthrough cases despite being fully vaccinated and boosted.

Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who represents Ohio, tweeted last week that he had tested positive on at at-home virus test, but said he was asymptomatic and felt "fine".