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White House official and Pelosi staff member test positive for Covid


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses a news conference on upcoming infrastructure legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 30, 2021.

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A White House official and a staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for Covid on Monday, officials said.

Both are fully vaccinated. The infected White House official had mild symptoms, according to NBC News.

“We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild,” a White House official told NBC News.

“This is another reminder of the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against severe illness or hospitalization,” the official added.

The Pelosi staff member tested positive after meeting with members of the Texas state legislature last week, but has had no contact with Pelosi since the exposure.

The White House official has not been in contact with other principals or staff, an official said.

Pelosi, 81, and President Joe Biden, 78, are fully vaccinated.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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