38 Capitol Police officers and 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Capitol attack

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National Guard soldiers rest on cots in the Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC..

Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Capitol Police and about 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 given that reacting to the fatal attack on the Capitol earlier this month, authorities informed CBS News..

Gus Papathanasiou, the chairman of the union that represents Capitol police, told CBS News that cases have “surged” given that the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that brought the cops in close quarters with the rioters. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were released to Washington, D.C., in the wake of the attack, and photos revealed the guardsmen resting in close quarters inside the Capitol structure. Over half of the guardsmen will return house in the coming days..

2 congresswomen– Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Bonnie Watson Coleman– checked favorable after the attack. Lawmakers were required to shelter together in a safe place as the rioters descended on the Capitol structure, and that close distance caused concern of a super-spreader occasion.

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