Congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19 after attack on Capitol

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Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, 75, was sheltering in place with fellow lawmakers during the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.
A New Jersey congresswoman has tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in place with fellow lawmakers during the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, 75, said believes she was exposed while sheltering in place alongside her colleagues, including some who refused to wear masks.

"I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time. While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents," the Democrat said in a statement Monday.

Coleman, a breast cancer survivor, later said she was on her way to a local hospital to receive a monoclonal antibody treatment. "I thank you for the outpouring of supportive messages. The love you've sent…
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