COVID-19 infections spiking in US Capitol

COVID-19 infections spiking in US Capitol

Coronavirus infections in the United States Capitol have skyrocketed, with lawmakers and their staff members mostly getting affected by omicron and delta variants.

According to a memo sent to lawmakers on Monday from Capitol physician Brian Monahan, the daily infections rates will increase even more significantly in the coming weeks, The Hill reported.

Both vaccinated individuals, as well as unvaccinated individuals, are contracting COVID-19.

This comes after a record spike in COVID infections was seen in the greater Washington, DC, region, following the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant.

Omicron represents approximately 61 percent of positive tests, and the delta virus variant represents 38 percent, Monahan said.

“The most common risk of acquiring infection is the individual’s activities outside the workplace, such as attendance at receptions, entertainment venues, celebrations, family gatherings, travel, and crowded indoor situations,” Monahan wrote.

The majority of the cases were found in vaccinated individuals, but…

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