Just days after attending the state Democratic convention, New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In his Twitter account, Benjamin said that he is fully vaccinated and boosted and is experiencing only mild symptoms.
“Cat and our girls’ tests came back negative—praise God!” Benjamin tweeted Sunday night.
I tested positive for COVID today. Thankfully, I’m vaxxed, boosted, and in good spirits, since I’m only experiencing mild symptoms.
Cat and our girls’ tests came back negative—praise God! I’ll be isolating at home as they monitor for symptoms and get tested again in a few days.
— Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin (@LtGovBenjamin) February 21, 2022
“I’ll be isolating at home as they monitor for symptoms and get tested again in a few days,” Benjamin added in another tweet.
Sources said Benjamin’s revelation came after he joined Hochul, Hillary Clinton, and a raft of top Democrats at the state party’s confab in midtown Manhattan.
At the moment, there are no other reports of infections traced to the event.
Meanwhile, also on Sunday, New York governor Kathy Hochul said the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate is just 1.54%.
“The vaccine is a key tool to beat back this virus and keep our families safe,” Hochul said.
“Parents and guardians, please talk to your pediatrician or health care provider about getting your children vaccinated, and boosted if eligible if you haven’t already,” Hochul added.