AOC tests positive for COVID-19, 'experiencing symptoms'

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other elected officials meet with employees at Elmhurst hospital. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Sunday that she had received a positive test result for COVID-19.

"She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home," a statement from her office said on Twitter. "The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance."

Ocasio-Cortez has been spotted vacationing in Miami Beach just the New Year's Eve weekend.  The National Review published photos of the smiling representative seated outside of a restaurant raising a cocktail glass in one photo.  The outlet noted that New York was experiencing a record number of coronavirus cases at the time.

When some Republicans criticized her she tweeted a retort.

"If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet," she tweeted. "Ya creepy weirdos."

Her statement announcing she had COVI-19 did not announce when she exactly tested positive.

With the nation dealing with another surge of the virus since the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant, numerous members of Congress have reported breakthrough cases despite being fully vaccinated and boosted.

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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Ohio, tweeted last week that he had tested positive on at at-home virus test, but said he was asymptomatic and felt "fine."

With the Associated Press.