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Jeffries tests positive for Covid

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Wednesday he had tested positive for Covid-19.

Jeffries said in a statement that he was not symptomatic but was self-isolating and working from home. The positive PCR test result came during routine testing in Washington, the statement said.

“Most importantly, I’m grateful to be vaccinated and boosted,” Jeffries said, encouraging others to keep getting vaccinated.