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Three US Senators Test Positive for Coronavirus

All three senators said they had been vaccinated

Senators John Hickenlooper (left), Angus King (center) and Roger Wicker (right)
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Three U.S senators on Thursday announced they had tested positive for Covid in a series of breakthrough infections.

All three senators said they had been vaccinated.

GOP Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, a critic of mask mandates on planes and trains, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Thursday.

A second senator, Angus King, I-Maine, announced later in the day that he'd tested positive for the virus as well. On Thursday afternoon, Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., also announced that he had the virus.

Across 38 states, there have been at least 125,000 fully vaccinated Americans that have tested positive for COVID-19. These 'breakthrough' cases have resulted in 1,400 deaths.

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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