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Baltimore mayor tests positive for COVID-19, ‘feels fine’

October 5, 2021 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor is isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, his office said.

Mayor Brandon Scott is asymptomatic and “feels fine,” spokesman Cal Harris said in a statement. The 37-year-old mayor is vaccinated and follows health protocols, but his positive test shows that breakthrough infections are a “real threat,” Harris said.

“This could have been a different situation if Mayor Scott were not vaccinated,” he said.

Scott is working with the health department’s contact tracing units to notify colleagues he came across at outdoor events over the weekend, Harris said.