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House Majority Whip, SC Congressman Jim Clyburn tests positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated

Clyburn, who said he is asymptomatic, said his a breakthrough case, having been fully vaccinated and receiving the booster shot in September.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — U.S. Congressman and Majority Whip James Clyburn has tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and having had the booster shot. 

In a tweet Wednesday evening, Clyburn said is asymptomatic. He also confirmed his is a breakthrough case, having been fully vaccinated and receiving the booster shot in September.

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Before President Biden's visit to Orangeburg, Clyburn said he was tested and was negative. It was reported earlier this week that President Biden was near a staffer who was infected on the flight back home from Orangeburg.  

In a tweet, Clyburn said "America is in a new phase of the pandemic. No one is immune." He goes on to urge anyone who hasn't gotten vaccinated to do so. 

RELATED: 'Summa cum congressional laude': SC State recognizes Clyburn with diploma 60 years after graduating

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