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Congressman from region tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, according to social media posts from his office and CNN.

Thompson, who is vaccinated, was treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and released Friday, CNN reported. The congressman will work virtually from home this week as he recovers.

Thompson, whose district includes Clinton County, thanked the doctors, nurses and staff at Walter Reed for their “concern and care,” according to a statement from his office and CNN.

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