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Florida Rep.-elect Elvira Salazar tests positive for COVID-19


#Rep.-elect #Maria #Elvira #Salazar (R-Fla.) announced #Thursday that she tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest in a growing list of current or incoming lawmakers who have contracted the virus.

#Elvira #Salazar said in a statement that she was admitted to #Doctors #Hospital on #Dec. 23 with heart arrhythmia. #She was subsequently tested for the coronavirus and received a positive diagnosis.

The incoming lawmaker did not specify any symptoms she experienced but said in the statement that she was “getting better each day” and that she was released from the hospital once in “stable condition.” #She is currently isolating in her home for 14 days on the recommendation of her doctors.

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“I am incredibly thankful to the tireless front-line medical workers in our community who help so many people combatting the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said. “I look forward to hitting the ground running for my community, once it is medically permissible.”

#Elvira #Salazar said her diagnosis means she will not be able to attend the congressional swearing-in ceremony on #Sunday during which she was scheduled to formally assume her office.

The #Florida #Republican flipped a #Democratic-held #House seat in #South #Florida in the #November elections, defeating #Rep. #Donna #Shalala#Donna #Edna #ShalalaNow is the time to do big things #On The #Money: #Fight over #Federal #Reserve powers holding up year-end deal | #Congress set to blow past shutdown deadline amid coronavirus talks | #Experts say stimulus deal could head off double-dip recession #Fight over #Federal #Reserve powers holding up year-end deal MORE in one of the most high-profile GOP #House victories.

#Dozens of members of the #House and the #Senate have already contracted the coronavirus since the outbreak began in the U.S. #Louisiana #Rep.-elect #Luke #Letlow (R) died on #Tuesday after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

#Lawmakers began receiving coronavirus vaccines earlier this month on #Capitol #Hill under continuity of government policies, though a small number have declined to receive shots before they are widely available to the general public.

The U.S. has tallied about 19.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases, and more than 342,000 people in the country have died from the illness.





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https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532207-rep-elect-elvira-salazar-tests-positive-for-covid-19

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