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Council President Hardin Tests Positive For COVID

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The 34-year old Hardin says he got the results Sunday, after having been sworn in to city council at a small, outdoor ceremony.  Hardin received the J&J vaccine and a booster shot; he credits the vaccine for his mild symptoms. 

While not as hard hit as some areas of northeastern Ohio, Frnklin County has seen a significant jump in COVID cases in the past week, with the arrival of cold weather and the omicron variant.

There have been 200,689 cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County since the beginning of the pandemic, and 1,929 deaths.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.