"Today I tested positive for #COVID19. Feels like a cold, but each person's experience is different," Barger tweeted Tuesday evening. "Time to walk the talk - I'm isolating, getting rest and keeping my loved ones at a distance."
Today I tested positive for #COVID19. Feels like a cold, but each person’s experience is different. Time to walk the talk - I’m isolating, getting rest and keeping my loved ones at a distance. #StayHome #GetVaccinated #FlattenTheCurve pic.twitter.com/pCmSbnAzCA— Supervisor Kathryn Barger (@kathrynbarger) January 5, 2022
L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman also announced Tuesday she tested positive for coronavirus.
"I am grateful to be fully vaccinated and boosted, as I know my case would be much worse otherwise," Raman tweeted.
She also encouraged others who haven't received the vaccine to book an appointment.
News of Barger and Raman testing positive comes amid a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in L.A. County.
There were 2,240 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals as of Tuesday, according to state figures. The county reported 21,790 new cases as well.