October 3, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Minnesota United States Senator Tina Smith has announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
Smith has decided to stay in Minnesota, adhering to the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her announcement adds to the growing list of COVID-positive cases among Congressional members during the recent surge in infections.
Recent data from the CDC indicates a 16% increase in COVID-related hospitalizations and an 18% increase in COVID-related deaths from mid-to late-August.