Congressman Ben Cline from Virginia’s 6th District tests positive for COVID

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(Photo: Courtesy Congressman Ben Cline’s official Facebook page)

(WFXR) — On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Ben Cline (R) of Virginia’s 6th District announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The congressman posted the following statement on social media on Monday, Jan. 10:

I took a COVID-19 test on Saturday and the result was positive. I have been vaccinated, and after consulting with my physician, I am taking all necessary precautions to isolate here at home in Virginia. Thanks to everyone for their support and assistance.

U.S. Rep. Ben Cline (R-Va.)

Cline represents Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, which includes Amherst, Bath, Botetourt, Highland, and Rockbridge counties; parts of Bedford and Roanoke counties; and the cities of Buena Vista, Lexington, Lynchburg, and Roanoke.

This news comes after at least four breakthrough cases were reported over the weekend among members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Young Kim (R-Calif.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

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