Longtime Florida congressman Mario Díaz-Balart is officially the first member of congress to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Díaz-Balart (R, Fla.,), the brother of Noticias Telemundo and NBC Nightly News Saturday anchor Jose Díaz-Balart, tweeted earlier that he’s feeling much better:
I’m feeling much better. However, it’s important that everyone take this seriously and follow @CDCgov guidelines in order to avoid getting sick & mitigate the spread of this virus. We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times. pic.twitter.com/g5W5vSQIyHAdvertisement
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) March 18, 2020
Díaz-Balart represents Florida’s 25th district, which consists of much of southwestern Miami-Dade County, (which includes the Telemundo Center), the city of Hialeah, and much of the northern portion of the Everglades.