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Congressman Darren Soto Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Soto’s positive test came early Wednesday morning.

Congressman Darren Soto has a breakthrough case of COVID-19 having contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated. 

Soto says his symptoms are mild and he’s currently self-isolating and working remotely. 

The Democrat representing the ninth district says he’s received the monoclonal antibody treatment, but he’s still encouraging everyone to get the shot. 

In a Tweet, Soto says, “the treatment is helpful but not a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccine.” 

According to the latest Department of Health and Human Services numbers some 13,452 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 3,095 are in ICU beds with the virus in Florida.

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »