The Office of the Democratic Representative in the US Congress, Stephen Lynch, who had previously received two doses of the American Pfizer-Biotec vaccine against the Coronavirus, revealed that the results of the PCR test that he underwent on Friday were positive.
The office said in a statement that the Democrat from Massachusetts had received the second dose of the Pfizer-Biotec vaccine and conducted an analysis to detect Covid-19 infection before attending the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, and his results were negative.
The office added that Lynch decided to run a new test to detect infection with the Coronavirus after an employee in his Boston office tested positive for the virus earlier this week.
The statement included that Lynch does not show any symptoms of Covid-19, that he will be subject to the recommended automatic isolation and that he will continue his activity in Congress from a distance, adding that he will vote by proxy during the upcoming activities of Congress scheduled next week.
Lynch is the second member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation whose test result was positive after US Rep. Lori Trahan announced Thursday that the results of her analysis were positive after previous periodic tests that had negative results.