Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19, her office said in a statement on Sunday. "She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home," the statement said. "The Congresswoman received her booster this fall and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow CDC guidelines." The CDC recommends that Americans who test positive for COVID-19 and develop symptoms isolate for at least five full days. After those five days, the CDC says that people can stop isolating if they are "fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved." The CDC says that "If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved." COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country, with an average of nearly 700,000 new cases reported per day, according to the CDC. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb suggested Sunday on "Face the Nation" that the Omicron surge may have already peaked in areas like New York City — where Ocasio-Cortez lives — Washington, D.C., Maryland and possibly Florida. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol Decembe . . . read the full article here.
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DATE: 5-day, Monday, Sunday, January 3, five days, December 14, December 8, 2021, at least five full days
NORP: Americans, Democrats, Congressional
TIME: 24 hours
PERCENT: 1% to 13%
CARDINAL: more than 100, nearly 700,000
WORK_OF_ART: Face the Nation