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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – U.S. Representative-Elect Maria Elvira Salazar has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, the congresswoman-elect said on December 23rd she was admitted overnight to Doctors Hospital with heart arrhythmia. While there she was tested and received a positive result.

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Salazar has since been released and is quarantining at home for 14 days.

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Last November, Salazar beat Democratic incumbent Donna Shalala for Congressional District 27 in what turned out to be a tight race. The former TV journalist received 51 percent of the vote over Shalala’s 49 percent.

She will not be able to attend the Congressional swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, January 3rd, in Washington D.C.

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