After testing positive for COVID-19, Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife were both admitted to the hospital.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition stated in a statement on Saturday that Jackson, 79, and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were brought to Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, where doctors are evaluating their situations.
“Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines,” RBC, a Chicago-based international human and civil rights organization founded by Jackson, said in a statement.
According to the group, Jackson received his first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccination in January.
The prevalence of the more contagious Delta variant has resulted in an increase in 19 infections across the United States.
As of Aug. 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received reports of 8,054 “breakthrough” COVID-19 infections in vaccinated people, resulting in hospitalization or death.
Sens. Angus King (I-Maine), Roger Wicker (R-Miss. ), and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) each stated on Thursday that they had tested positive for COVID-19 despite having received a full vaccination.