Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz tests positive for coronavirus days after Governor Ned Lamont’s announcement


HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz tested positive for COVID-19 days after her running mate, Governor Ned Lamont, announced he had been infected.

Bysiewicz is “feeling fine,” said Adam Joseph, her chief of staff, and plans to self-isolate from home for the next five days.

The 60-year-old was due to receive her second booster shot later this week and encouraged residents to get vaccinated and vaccinated, he said in a written statement.

Joseph said Bysiewicz performed a regularly scheduled rapid COVID-19 self-test on Sunday which showed a positive result.

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She took a PCR test on Monday morning and was awaiting the results.

Lamont announced Thursday that he had tested positive.

On Friday, the 68-year-old, who looked hoarse during a virtual press conference with reporters, acknowledged he had some symptoms and did not rule out taking treatment for his case. of COVID-19.

The Democratic governor and lieutenant governor are up for re-election this year.

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