December 28, 2021 GMT
US Rep Rush of Illinois reports breakthrough COVID-19 case
CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, his office said in a statement late Monday.
“I am feeling fine and currently have no symptoms,” the Chicago Democrat said.
The 75-year-old cancer survivor said he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and recently received a booster shot.
Rush, who is serving his 15th term in Congress, underwent surgery in 2008 to remove a cancerous tumor from a salivary gland which was followed by months of chemotherapy treatment.
His district includes several South Side Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs.