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Florida congressman-elect tests positive for virus

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez-ap image
Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 28, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez has tested positive for coronavirus.

His campaign announced Friday that the former Miami-Dade County mayor and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 after having mild symptoms.

They said they’re self-isolating at home, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and advice from medical professionals.

Gimenez served as Miami-Dade mayor from 2011 until this month.

The Republican won his congressional race in the Nov. 3 general election and is set to assume office Jan. 3.