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Three New U.S. Senators Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Three U.S. senators announced on Thursday that they tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of senators who contracted so-called “breakthrough infections” just this month to four.

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) are both vaccinated but said within hours of each other on Thursday that they had sought tests after experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and are now isolating.

Wicker, 70, said through a spokesman he’s in “good health” with “mild symptoms.” In a statement, King, 77, emphasized the efficacy of the vaccine in explaining his situation.

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