Carlos Gimenez: Newly Elected Florida Congressman Tests Tweets Positively for Covid-19

“After several negative tests yesterday, Lourdes and I also got a positive result for COVID-19 yesterday. We are both having fun and we have no symptoms right now,” Gimenez said in a statement.

“I am constantly involved in orienting new members and preparing our office to serve residents of Florida’s 26th Congressional District from Westchester to Key West until I can resume my normal work schedule. I am extremely grateful to all the incredible healthcare workers who are tirelessly dedicated to their patients.”

Prior to the reversal of the South Florida House chair earlier this month, Republican Gimenez was mayor of Miami-Dade County. He defeated Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

His diagnosis follows a growing number of legislatures of parties and congressional chambers that announced a positive outcome.

Republican Georgian MP Rick Allen and Nevada Democrat MP Nevada announced separately on Wednesday that they had infected the virus.

Their reports came just days after two other lawmakers – Republican Wisconsin MP Bryan Steil and Democrat Joe Courtney from Connecticut – said they had also been diagnosed with the virus.
The United States marked the 25th day in a row on Friday with more than 100,000 new cases, including cases from states that did not report the holiday. Hospital care occurred on a new peak Thursday – 17th consecutive day – more than 90,400 Covid-19 patients nationwide COVID tracking project.

The country’s death toll has now exceeded 264,000 since the outbreak began. And nearly 60,000 more people could die in the next three weeks, according to a joint forecast by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week.

In its weekly reports to states, the White House Coronavir Task Force recommends a significant increase in testing as well as additional, accelerated mitigation measures.

Several state reports dated November 22 and received by CNN present a critical assessment by the task force, stating that Americans “need a significant change in behavior,” encouraging state and local officials to take proactive steps toward these goals. in order to.

CNN’s Ray Sanchez and Christina Maxouris contributed to the report.