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US Sen. Wicker of Mississippi tests positive for COVID

February 18, 2022 GMT
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing to examine COVID-19 fraud and price gouging, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing to examine COVID-19 fraud and price gouging, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing to examine COVID-19 fraud and price gouging, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing to examine COVID-19 fraud and price gouging, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing to examine COVID-19 fraud and price gouging, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am fully vaccinated and in good health. I will work from home for the next few days. I look forward to being back in person soon,” Wicker said in a statement.

Wicker, 70, was also diagnosed with COVID-19 in August. About two weeks after that diagnosis, he said he had received a clean bill of health and was ready to start traveling the state again.