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Lindsay Graham becomes 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Lindsey Graham, United States Senator of South Carolina, Photo Date: May 15, 2019
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Lindsey Graham, United States Senator of South Carolina, Photo Date: May 15, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirus. The South Carolina Republican is the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated.

Graham said in a statement Monday afternoon that he “started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night” and went to the doctor Monday morning. Graham said he would quarantine for 10 days and described his current symptoms as “mild."

The 66-year-old Graham was vaccinated in December.

Graham’s infection comes on the heels of updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance urging even fully vaccinated people to return to wearing masks indoors in areas of high coronavirus transmission, citing the surge of the highly contagious delta variant.

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Avery Johnson

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