Connecticut Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz tests positive for COVID-19
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz has tested positive for COVID-19 within days after her running mate, Gov. Ned Lamont, announced he had been infected.
Bysiewicz is “feeling well,” said Adam Joseph, her chief of staff, and plans to isolate from her home for the next five days. The 60-year-old had been scheduled to receive her second vaccine booster shot later this week and encouraged residents to get vaccinated and boosted, he said in a written statement.
Joseph said Bysiewicz took a regularly scheduled COVID-19 rapid self-test Sunday that showed a positive result. She took a PCR test Monday morning and was waiting for the results.
Lamont announced Thursday he had tested positive. On Friday, the 68-year-old, who sounded hoarse during a virtual news conference with reporters, acknowledged he was exhibiting some symptoms and didn’t rule out the possibility of taking treatments for his case of COVID-19.
The Democratic governor and lieutenant governor are running for reelection this year.