U.S. Senator Roger Wicker tests positive for COVID-19


WASHINGTON (WJTV) – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from his office.

The Office of Senator Roger F. Wicker Communications Director Phillip Waller released the following statement:

Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to mild symptoms.  Senator Wicker is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, is in good health, and is being treated by his Tupelo-based physician.  He is isolating, and everyone with whom Senator Wicker has come in close contact recently has been notified.

Phillip Waller, Communications Director for the Office of Senator Roger F. Wicker

Wicker is 70. He was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2007 after fellow Republican Trent Lott stepped down. Wicker was elected to the U.S. House in 1994 after having served in the state Senate.

Wicker has not been in Washington since last week. His activities in Mississippi this week included a meeting with Tupelo Mayor Todd Jordan and Jordan’s staff and an interview Wednesday at the WTVA-TV studio in Tupelo.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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