According to a recent report by the New York Times, since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the United States in March 2020, at least 61 current members of Congress have been diagnosed or suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus, more than one-tenth of the total number of U.S. congressmen.
This Significantly higher than the national average infection rate in the United States.
At present, the average infection rate of COVID-19 in the United States is 6.5%. Of these congressmen, 44 are Republicans and 17 are Democrats.
The report said that six members of Congress have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the Capitol Hill riots on January 6.
Many MPs were hiding in one place at that time, some of whom did not wear masks.