Texas Republican Congressman Brian Babin said he tested positive for Covid-19 – .

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Texas Republican Congressman Brian Babin said he tested positive for Covid-19 – .


Babin said in a declaration that he began to experience mild cold-like symptoms on Friday and, after a few negative tests, tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday morning.

The GOP congressman and dentist, who is also a member of the Republican Doctors Caucus which advocates for people to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, said he had been fully vaccinated since December.

“I felt better, but I also felt worse,” Babin said, adding that he had started a “treatment regimen” on the advice of his doctors.

Babin, who represents the 36th congressional district of Texas encompassing parts of northeast Houston on the Louisiana border, is among dozens of federal lawmakers who have said they tested positive during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Texas Republican is the 10th member of the House to have recently tested positive for Covid-19 since early August. Ohio officials Tim Ryan, a Democrat, and Bob Latta, a Republican, both of whom are also vaccinated, announced on Monday that they had tested positive for Covid-19.

Four senators also contracted the virus after being vaccinated.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated the number of House members who tested positive for Covid recently.

CNN’s Annie Grayer, Kristin Wilson and Sarah Fortinsky contributed to this reporting.



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