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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Patrick Semansky
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Associated Press
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Though she was vaccinated, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said Wednesday night she has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I received a COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year and today tested positive for the virus,” Moody said in a message posted on Twitter.

“Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms and my family is in good health. As I continue to self-quarantine, I want to encourage Floridians to be vigilant about their health.”

Moody’s announcement came two days after U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., also said he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Like Moody, Buchanan had been vaccinated. Florida has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks as the delta variant of the coronavirus has spread through the state.