A Republican, Salazar, said on Twitter that she was admitted to a local hospital with an arrhythmia on December 23, commonly referred to as an arrhythmia, and was then tested for Covid-19. She said that the test was positive again.
“I hope you can forgive me because I have been unable to communicate through social media, but I have been diagnosed with COVID-19. I am quarantined at home and I am improving every day. I look forward to laying the foundation for my career. The community, as soon as it is medically permitted,” Salazar tweeted.
She said that Salazar defeated Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala in November, left the hospital and began quarantine at home after she was in a “stable state.”
“I am very grateful to the tireless front-line medical staff in the community who have helped many people fight the pandemic. I isolate at home and make progress every day. I look forward to laying the foundation for my community. It is medically permitted. Yes,” Salazar said.
Salazar’s diagnosis was recorded in December for the deadliest month since the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Louisiana congressman-elect Luke Letlow died after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The Republican Party is 41 years old.
Earlier this month, a number of other Republican lawmakers tested the virus, including Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers, California Rep. Devin Nunis and Ken Calvert, and South Carolina Rep. Joe · Wilson, participated in dozens of members of Congress. The virus or its antibodies have been tested positively.
Representative Gwen Moore, Democrat of Wisconsin, said on Monday that she tested positive for the virus.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misunderstood the name of Luke Letlow.