San Juan – Carlos Delgado, former candidate for governor for the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesman, Josué Brenes, confirmed this Saturday to local media.
According to Brenes told Noticentro, Delgado tested positive for the COVID-19 molecular test.
Given this, the also president of the PPD is isolated at home and recovering, added Brenes.
Governor Wanda Vázquez, for her part, sent Delgado “a hug of solidarity” at the news.
“A solidarity hug to the mayor, Delgado Altieri in the face of his suffering from COVID-19. We are confident in his speedy recovery, “said the governor in a tweet.
Delgado, who will step down as mayor of Isabela in January, had announced on Wednesday of this week that he was suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.
At that time, Delgado assured that he contracted the virus by being in contact with recently infected.
Delgado also acknowledged that close people tested positive after taking the test and therefore suspected that he was infected.
He clarified that the serological test had already been done and that he was waiting for the molecular test, in addition to indicating that he suffers the typical symptoms of COVID-19.
Delgado had already isolated himself on a preventive basis in early October after staying with an infected person, but finally came out negative.
Delgado’s news comes the same day that the Puerto Rico Department of Health (DS) reported 21 additional deaths from COVID-19, thus surpassing the 1,000 deaths from the virus on the island.
Other prominent officials who have tested positive for COVID-19 are the Secretary of Health, Lorenzo González, the former secretary general of the New Progressive Party (PNP) Omar Negrón, the president of the House of Representatives, Carlos Méndez, among other legislators of the same community.