White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that coronavirus numbers were no longer being shared after at least six of the nearly 60 Texas Democrats who fled the state legislator for Washington, D.C., tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
“We certainly understand there will be breakthrough cases,” Psaki said, according to Breitbart News.
“Even vaccines that are incredibly effective are not foolproof. They’re not 100 percent effective. We’ve seen that,” she added.
Spreading Among D.C.’s Vaccinated
The news comes after at least six positive coronavirus cases had been reported among the nearly 60 Texas Democrats in Washington.
In addition, a senior staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Washington tested positive after attending an event that included the Texas Democrats.
One additional undisclosed cases of a person testing positive for the virus in the White House was also reported.
All eight individuals were reportedly fully vaccinated.
Harris Tests Negative, Continues to Promote Vaccines
In addition to the known cases, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Walter Reed Hospital where it was later reported she tested negative for COVID-19.
Despite several vaccinated people in the White House testing positive for COVID-19 even after vaccination, Harris has continued to encourage vaccination.
She most recently tweeted, “The vaccine is effective and free. It’s never been easier to get. Get your shot – tell your friends and family to get theirs.”
The vaccine is effective and free. It’s never been easier to get.
Get your shot – tell your friends and family to get theirs.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) July 21, 2021
The cases occurred as coronavirus hospitalizations nationwide have begun to once again increase after a strong decline. Los Angeles County imposed a new indoor mask law last weekend in response, regardless of whether a person is vaccinated. Other counties are making similar recommendations or are considering new actions.