Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan tests positive for COVID-19

November 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

Flanagan announced Saturday that she received the positive test after caring for her 8-year-old daughter Siobhan, who tested positive on Oct. 22.

The lieutenant governor received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last spring.

Flanagan said she and her husband, Tom, had been staying home for the past week to care for their daughter and avoid exposing others to the virus. \

Flanagan’s brother Ron, who was in his 50’s and battling cancer, died of COVID in 2020.