September 20 (WNN) — Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who has announced a run for the US Senate in 2022, revealed on Monday that he has contracted COVID-19.
“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19,” the former presidential candidate said in a . written in series of tweets. “While I am currently experiencing mild symptoms, I am grateful for the safety of a safe and effective vaccine – and I know that without it, this disease could be very, very bad.”
“What we’ve learned over the past year and a half is that we are in this together, and I urge all Ohioans to help us crush this pandemic by wearing masks and getting vaccinated so we can get back to normal,” he said. May be.” .
Ryan’s office said in a news release, the lawmaker is staying at his home in Howland, Ohio, and “is following all safety and medical precautions advised by his doctor.”
He tested negative for COVID-19 thrice in the last 10 days before Monday’s positive results, he said.
CNN reported that Ryan is the eighth member of the House to test positive for COVID-19 since early August. Dozens more people have registered positive tests since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Ryan is a 10-time Congressman from Northeast Ohio. announced He entered the 2022 US Senate race to replace Republican Senator Rob Portman, who retired in April.
He sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination among a large slate of contenders, including now-President Joe Biden, before dropping out in October 2019. He has positioned himself as a “progressive who knows how to talk to working class people” who have moved away. Democratic Party.