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Florida Democratic lawmaker tests positive for Covid-19

<i>Carla D. Martinez/GDA/AP</i><br/>Democratic Rep. Darren Soto of Florida
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Democratic Rep. Darren Soto of Florida

By Kristin Wilson, CNN

Democratic Rep. Darren Soto of Florida, who is fully vaccinated, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he tested positive for Covid-19.

“I recently tested positive for #COVID19, and am grateful to only have mild symptoms, which I credit to the vaccine,” Soto said. “I am currently self-isolating and working remotely. I encourage everyone to #GetVaccinated to save lives!”

Soto is the sixth member of the House to have had a breakthrough Covid-19 diagnosis since early August. Four senators have also contracted the virus after being vaccinated.

Soto says he’s also receiving monoclonal antibody treatment, but stresses that it is “not a substitutive for the COVID-19 vaccine.”

“This morning I also received monoclonal antibody treatment to further reduce potential symptoms. This treatment is helpful but not a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccine. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible:”

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