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Sen. John Hickenlooper Tests Positive For COVID, Says He Has A Breakthrough Case

(CBS4) - Sen. John Hickenlooper, Colorado's junior senator, announced on Thursday that he has a breakthrough COVID case.

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Senator John Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Colorado, wears a protective mask while walking through the Senate Subway at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The Senate majority leader said he wants to bring the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package to the Senate floor by mid-week, a package includes $1,400 payments to millions of Americans along with extended supplemental unemployment benefits and aid to small businesses. (credit: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Hickenlooper says he "feels good" but his doctor has instructed him to isolate himself.

"I'm grateful for the vaccine (& the scientists behind it!) for limiting my symptoms," Hickenlooper tweeted.

He released the following complete statement about the situation:

"After experiencing mild symptoms, I tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. I'm feeling much better and will continue to isolate at the direction of the Congressional Attending Physician. I'm grateful for the vaccine (and the scientists behind it) for limiting my symptoms and allowing us to continue our work for Colorado. If you haven't been vaccinated, don't wait for the virus — get the shot today, and a booster when it's available too!"

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