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Kahele tests positive for COVID, says he’s experiencing mild symptoms

U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele
U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele(US House Armed Services Committee)
Published: Dec. 26, 2021 at 3:08 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 26, 2021 at 3:13 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Congressman Kai Kahele has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kahele, D-Hawaii, tweeted the diagnosis Sunday morning.

Kahele’s infection is considered a breakthrough case as he is fully vaccinated and also received a booster.

Kahele says he’s only experiencing mild symptoms.

He also says it’s unclear where he caught the virus. However, he was on a tour of the Red Hill underground fuel facility with seven deputy defense secretary staffers who also tested positive.

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