Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus after displaying no symptoms.
Why it matters: Lance Bottoms, one of several Black women on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's running mate, has risen to national prominence in recent months as part of a nationwide reckoning over racism and police brutality — driven in part by the killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police.
The big picture: Single-day coronavirus infections in Georgia reached a new high last Wednesday. The state has reported more than 97,000 confirmed cases and over 2,800 deaths, per state health department data.
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