Vaccinated official on the ground at Surfside tests positive for Covid

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Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz, president of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, reveals helium tested affirmative

Florida rescuers hunt done nighttime pursuing Miami gathering illness

A vaccinated authoritative who took portion successful respective property conferences astatine the tract of the Miami gathering illness has tested affirmative for Covid-19, his bureau announced.

Jose “Pepe” Diaz, president of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, revealed connected Sunday nighttime successful a connection that helium tested affirmative for the microorganism arsenic did his main of staff,  Isidoro Lopez.

“Both started experiencing flu-like symptoms earlier contiguous and volition beryllium isolating,” the connection read. “Staff and others who person been successful adjacent interaction with them volition beryllium getting tested betwixt contiguous and tomorrow.”

Contracting Covid-19 aft receiving a vaccine is uncommon but not unheard of, with experts calling these instances “breakthrough cases”. There has been interest astir vaccine efficacy successful caller months, though, fixed the emergence of highly transmissible variants similar the Delta variant.

Mr Diaz, 60, has been a accordant beingness astatine property conferences since the Champlain Towers South gathering collapsed successful Surfside, Florida, connected 24 June to springiness updates connected the hunt and betterment operations.


He’s besides attended respective closed-door meetings with officials successful caller weeks, sparking interest astir who other could’ve contracted Covid-19 portion connected the site.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Alan Cominsky antecedently revealed during a 2 July property league that six workers from the tract tested affirmative for Covid-19.

The workers were reportedly members of the aforesaid task force, but it was not known if they were vaccinated oregon not.

Investigators are present conducting interaction tracing and investigating for each workers connected the tract to find who other mightiness person contracted the caller virus, Mr Cominsky said.

News of the affirmative Covid-19 tests travel arsenic officials enactment to find much radical pursuing the abrupt illness of the condo building. The decease toll presently stood astatine 94 radical confirmed dormant and 22 radical inactive missing.

No 1 has been recovered live since the archetypal hours pursuing the illness of a information of the 12-storey gathering successful the mediate of the night.

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