US Rep Casten of Illinois tests positive for COVID-19
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, according to his office.
The suburban Chicago Democrat’s office released a statement Saturday saying Casten was fully vaccinated and had received a booster vaccine dose. He described his symptoms as “mild” and said was in isolation.
“I’m grateful for the miraculous work of our scientists and health care workers — and encourage everyone to get vaccinated, boosted, and mask up,” Casten said.
Casten, first elected in 2018, is the latest Illinois politician to test positive for COVID-19.
The news comes as the state and many parts of the world are reporting record infections and hospitalizations.