Maine Sen. Susan Collins tests positive for COVID-19, is experiencing 'mild symptoms'

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Thursday.

Collins is currently experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to the statement.

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), speaks during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. 
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“Senator Collins has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing mild symptoms.  The Senator will isolate and work remotely in accordance with CDC guidelines,” the statement reads.

Collins is the latest politician to announce a positive COVID-19 test. 

Pelosi’s office announced Thursday morning that she tested positive for COVID-19, but is currently asymptomatic.

“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” spokesman Drew Hammill tweeted. “The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided.”

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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