ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rep. Jim Hagedorn has tested positive for COVID-19.

Hagedorn, a Republican representing Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 2019 and reported its return last year. In a Tuesday, Jan. 4, news release, Hagedorn said that he's experiencing mild symptoms and is receiving treatment at Mayo Clinic as a precautionary measure.

Hagedorn said he's been vaccinated and did not indicate where he might have been exposed to COVID.

You can read Hagedorn's full statement here:

"Last night I was informed I tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. I did receive the vaccination and gratefully I am experiencing very mild symptoms. Given my current circumstances and treatment for kidney cancer, doctors are taking every precaution to ensure a complete recovery and have requested that I receive observation and treatment at the Mayo Clinic. I will work with the professionals at Mayo until it is safe for me to return to my home in Blue Earth or travel to work in Washington.

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“Today’s news will not stop me from fighting for America and the people of Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Thanks to all who have offered their encouragement, prayers, and understanding.”