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Conn. Congress member tests positive for virus a 2nd time

Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes says she has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking a routine test before traveling.

The Democrat's office announced the positive test on Twitter Thursday night. A statement from her office says she is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot. The statement says she is not currently experiencing any symptoms and has been advised to quarantine.

The 48-year-old previously contracted COVID-19 in September 2020. She's in her second term, representing Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. It's in the western portion of the state.

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