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Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Capitol Riot

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman announced Monday that she tested positive for COVD-19 after she and other members of Congress were held in a secret location while pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

“Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test. I have tested positive,” Watson Coleman said in a statement. “While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (R) greets Rep. Bonnie Coleman Watson (D-NJ) (L) during a news conference December 5, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Ilhan Omar held the news conference to introduce legislation to end discriminatory and punitive school discipline policies targeting students of color. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dozens of politicians across the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19. (RELATED: Rep. Kevin Brady Tests Positive For COVID-19)

Democratic Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore voted on the House floor for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker on Sunday, just six days after announcing that she tested positive for COVID-19. (RELATED: Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore Tests Positive For Coronavirus)

The number of virus cases continues to rise in the United States with over 19 million cases, resulting in more than 330,000 deaths, The Washington Post reported.