LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator has tested positive for COVID-19 and the state Capitol’s cafeteria has closed because of the rising number of virus cases.

State Sen. Clarke Tucker said Wednesday that he had tested positive. Tucker, a Democrat from Little Rock, said he has received his vaccinations and booster.

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“I’ve been pretty sick this week and don’t want to think about what it would have been like if I hadn’t received both vaccines and a booster,” Tucker tweeted.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Thursday that the Capitol cafeteria has closed for the rest of the week because several staff members contracted COVID-19.

Arkansas has seen a spike in cases and hospitalizations because of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus. The state on Wednesday reported nearly 11,000 new cases, a new record since the pandemic began. The true number of cases is likely higher because of people testing at home or who are infected but haven’t been tested.

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The number of people in the state hospitalized with COVID-19 rose by 37 to 1,185. The state’s COVID-19 deaths rose by 14 to 9,372.