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Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan Contracts COVID-19 Despite Vaccination

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Nati Harnik
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Associated Press
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio has tested positive Monday for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus.

The Democrat said in a statement that he is experiencing mild symptoms from his breakthrough case and will continue to quarantine from his northeast Ohio home.

The 47-year-old lawmaker joins the list of more than 80 members of Congress who have contracted the virus since it began to spread in the U.S. in March 2020. That's according to an Associated Press analysis.

Ryan said he will continue to fulfill his congressional duties virtually until he can return to Washington.

Ryan is also currently running for the U.S. Senate to fill the seat that is being vacated by Rob Portman, who is not running for reelection.