Maria Elvira Salazar Has Covid

( Republican congresswoman-elect Maria Elvira Salazar announced on New Year’s Eve that she had tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus. She is one of several elected officials to have recently caught the virus in what appears to be a new wave of infection across political leaders and elected officials.

Salazar, who was elected to Congress for Florida’s 27th’s District, issued a statement on Twitter saying that she was currently in quarantine and recovering.

“I hope that you can forgive me as I have been unable to communicate through social media, but I was diagnosed with COVID-19,” she said.

“I am in quarantine at home & getting better each day,” she added. “I look forward to hitting the ground running for my community, once it is medically permissible.”

Salazar said that she was admitted to Doctors Hospital with heart arrhythmia on December 23 and was tested and received a positive result for COVID-19.

Once she was in a stable condition, the new Congresswoman was released from the hospital and allowed to go home, where she will self-isolate for at least 14 days.

“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. “

As a result, Salazar will not be able to attend her swearing-in ceremony which will take place in Washington, D.C., on January 3rd.

The news comes after 41-year-old congressman-elect Luke Letlow died of COVID-19.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced on December 30 that Letlow did not survive the Chinese coronavirus infection.

Letlow was first diagnosed with the virus on December 18.