US lawmaker tests positive after receiving COVID-19 vaccine as Lagos posts highest ever daily infections

Chidi Samuel| A Massachusetts congressman tested positive coronavirus just a few weeks after receiving the second of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Molly Rose Tarpey, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Lynch, told Fox News on Saturday that the lawmaker received the second jab and tested negative for COVID-19 before attending President Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20.

On Friday, Lynch, D-Mass., received a positive test result for coronavirus after a staff member in his Boston office also contracted the virus.

Tarpey told Fox News that Lynch is asymptomatic and “feels fine,” but is self-quarantining and will vote by proxy in Congress in the upcoming week.

Lynch is the second member of the state’s congressional delegation to test positive in as many days. On Thursday, Democratic Rep. Lori Trahan announced she had tested positive after repeatedly testing negative.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as at Saturday has not responded to Fox News request for information on how many people might have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and later tested positive.

-Nigeria confirms 1,883 new coronavirus cases

Meanwhile, the rising number of the novel coronavirus cases continued on Saturday as the country recorded 1,883 fresh cases.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control which made the disclosure in a statement late on Saturday night also noted that the country currently has 130, 557 cases of the highly contagious virus, with 103,712 recoveries, and 1,578 fatalities recorded.

The NCDC further noted that Saturday’s infections were recorded in 23 states and the FCT, with Lagos, the pandemic epicentre, reporting 1,040 new cases, followed by FCT-298,
Anambra-86, Rivers-54, Taraba-45, Ogun-42, Oyo-40, Akwa Ibom-38, Sokoto-30, Ebonyi-30, Imo-28, and Kaduna-28.

Other states that reported fresh cases include, Osun-27, Kano-21, Benue-19, Edo-17, Gombe-15, Ekiti-9, Delta-8, Jigawa-3, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-2, and Plateau-1.

The health agency also reported just one death from Ogun state, which took the state toll to 43.

With Fox News report

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