Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
Levine Cava said on his Twitter account that her husband, Dr. Robert Cava, was exposed by one of his patients and that he also tested positive for the coronavirus. They both have mild symptoms and are in quarantine.
“Our family is no different from the thousands of other families who are at increased risk of exposure from the sacrifice of healthcare workers and those on the front lines – the heroes and heroines who work to keep us safe,” he said Levine Cava in a series of tweets. “I am more grateful than ever for her bravery.”
Levine Cava said she was exposed during the Thanksgiving holiday and has had no personal contact with any county employees.
My thoughts are with all the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, police, and fire rescue workers across our community who continue to serve and protect Miami-Dade residents despite great personal risk to themselves and their loved ones.
– Daniella Levine Cava (@MayorDaniella) November 30, 2020
Former mayor and now congressman-elect Carlos Giménez announced last week that he and his wife had tested positive for the coronavirus.