At least 20 Capitol Police officers test positive for COVID-19 after riot: Report

At least 20 U.S. Capitol Police officers reportedly contracted the coronavirus after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The uptick in COVID-19 cases is the largest number among the rank and file in months, according to a Capitol Police union leader cited by NBC 4 Washington.

A number of people have tested positive since the riot took place, including seven members of Congress. One person familiar with the matter told the New York Times that Capitol Police officers were being given rapid COVID-19 tests to help determine which officers might have gotten the virus from the riot.

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