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Illinois Lt. Gov. Stratton, U.S. Rep. Garcia test positive for COVID-19
2021-12-31

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Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton and U.S. Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D-Illinois) have tested positive for COVID-19.

Stratton, the state's second-in-command said in a tweet that she had "mild symptoms and will isolate as I recover," the Chicago Sun-Times noted.

"I'm so relieved to be fully vaccinated and boosted," Stratton said. "If you have yet to do so, please get vaccinated, your booster and wear a mask. I appreciate your prayers and good vibes!"

Garcia and his wife, Evelyn, have also tested positive for COVID-19, Fox 32 Chicago reported. The congressman said he is experiencing mild symptoms and is quarantining.

He tweeted, "We have mild symptoms and are quarantining. We are thankful to be vaccinated and boosted. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven't done it yet. Keep wearing a mask and take care of yourself and your family."

Stratton and the Garcias are among nearly 117,000 Illinoisans who have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past week—by far the state's largest spike in infections since the pandemic hit.


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