Rep. Andy Kim (DN.J.) announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 in a breakthrough case of the virus.
Kim said he had been warned by a contract tracer that he had been exposed to a positive COVID-19 contact and had rapid tests available to check himself.
A spokesperson for Kim told The Hill he had not been to the House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia.
Kim’s office said in a statement that the congressman would be working from his home in New Jersey.
“I caught COVID on 2yr anniversary of pandemic. Yes I feel miserable. Woke up in the middle of night with fever, but I’m not scared like I would have been year or 2 ago, “Kim tweeted.” That does not mean I’m not worried. Have elderly family and 4y / o still not vaxxed that I pray will not get sick. ”
“I think it’s important to keep some reflection on the last two yrs. We’ve been through a lot. We have a lot of resilience. None of us had ever been through anything like this before. We had to be more adaptive than probably any other time in our lives, ”he added. “But it also came at great cost. Some time in the next few weeks we will hit 1 million killed in our country. ”
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According to data analyzed by The Hillover one-quarter of all Senate and House lawmakers have had the virus, including one Independent, 69 Democrats and 82 Republicans.