“I will continue to attend the Virtual New Member Orientation Program and set up our 26th Congressional Resident Service office in Florida from Westchester to Key West so I can resume my regular schedule. I am very grateful to all of the wonderful healthcare workers who work tirelessly dedicated to their patients.”
Before the seat flop in South Florida earlier this month, Jimenez, the Republican, was the mayor of Miami-Dade County. Democrat Representative Debbie Mocarcel defeated Powell.
His diagnosis is followed by a growing number of lawmakers from both parties and both houses of Congress who have declared that they have tested positive.
Rep. Rick Allen, a Republican from Georgia, and Representative Susie Lee, a Democrat from Nevada, separately announced on Wednesday that they had tested positive for the virus.
The death toll in the country since the start of the epidemic has now reached more than 264,000. Nearly 60,000 people could lose their lives over the next three weeks, according to group predictions published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.
The multi-state reports dated November 22 and obtained by CNN show critical appraisal from the task force at a time when it says Americans should make “a major change in behavior”, and urges government and local officials to take proactive steps to achieve those ends.
CNN’s Ray Sanchez and Christina Maxores contributed to this report.