Mitt Romney tests positive for COVID
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a statement from his office.
Driving the news: Romney, 74, is asymptomatic and is fully vaccinated and boosted against the virus, per the statement.
- "He is currently asymptomatic and will be isolating and working remotely for the recommended period of time. Mrs. Romney has tested negative."
The big picture: Romney is among dozens of other lawmakers who have tested positive for COVID-19 during the Omicron surge.
- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) announced positive results over the last 10 days.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also tested positive earlier this month, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced positive results late last month.
- The Omicron surge, which began last month, is finally starting to recede, with new COVID infections declining in the U.S., Axios' Sam Baker reports.