Vaccinated County Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz Tests Positive For COVID-19 While Helping At Surfside Condo Collapse Site

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz, who has been helping different section officials astatine the tract of the Surfside condo collapse, announced connected Sunday that helium and his main of unit tested affirmative for COVID-19 adjacent though some person been vaccinated.

The quality merchandise precocious Sunday from Diaz said helium and his main of unit Isidoro Lopez, who besides received a vaccine against COVID-19, came down with flu-like symptoms earlier successful the time and aboriginal tested affirmative for the virus.

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“Staff and others who person been successful adjacent interaction with them volition beryllium getting tested betwixt contiguous and tomorrow,” the quality merchandise said. The connection besides said Diaz and Lopez would beryllium isolating and pursuing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Miami Dade spokesperson Rachel Johnson told CBS4 News spouse The Miami Herald  that COVID-19 tests would beryllium administered astatine the Surfside bid halfway connected Monday.

The hunt for bodies continues astatine the wreckage of the Champlain Towers South successful Surfside, wherever earlier Sunday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed the death toll had reached 90 successful past month’s collapse. Some 31 radical stay listed arsenic missing.

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“Breakthrough” infections — afloat vaccinated individuals who declaration the coronavirus — bash happen, though they are precise rare.

An Associated Press investigation of authorities information successful May showed lone astir 1% of specified cases resulted successful hospitalization oregon death. The investigation suggested that astir each COVID-19 deaths successful the U.S. precocious person been successful radical who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering objection of however effectual the shots person been and an denotation that deaths could attack zero if each eligible idiosyncratic gets the vaccine.

Last week, Florida wellness officials reported an increase successful COVID-19 cases and a higher affirmative trial rate compared with different caller weeks.

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CBSMiami.com Team

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