Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden positive for COVID-19, mild symptoms

April 26, 2022 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19, his office said, as the virus continues to circulate among lawmakers and policymakers in the nation’s capitol.

The Oregon Democrat tested positive during a routine screening and is experiencing mild symptoms, his office said in a statement.

Wyden, 72, was working from home while in quarantine.

Wyden is the latest U.S. political figure in Washington, D.C. to announce a positive test.

Vice President Kamala Harris also tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, but is experiencing no symptoms, the White House said.