Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces that she has tested positive for COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that she was testing positive for COVID-19.

Lightfoot, 59, who is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot, revealed in a tweet that she experiences “cold-like symptoms,” but otherwise is well.

The mayor, a Democrat, said she will continue to work while isolated at home.

Lightfoot’s diagnosis came when Windy City on Tuesday reported 4,793 new coronavirus cases – down from last week’s average number of cases of 5,189, NBC Chicago reported.

Meanwhile, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice also tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday night after experiencing “moderate symptoms” during the day, his office said in a statement.

The 70-year-old Republican woke up with congestion and coughing before developing a high fever, and his blood pressure and heart rate became “extremely high,” the statement said.

Lori Lightfoot's diagnosis came in the middle of Chicago's reported 4,793 new coronavirus cases - down from last week's average number of cases.
Lori Lightfoot’s diagnosis came in the middle of Chicago’s reported 4,793 new coronavirus cases – down from last week’s average number of cases.
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Justice is also fully vaccinated and boosted. He is undergoing monoclonal antibody treatment on the recommendation of his doctors, his office said.

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