Diaz Balart has been in quarantine in Washington since March 13. The statement said that the state of health of his wife puts her at risk of infection, so the congressman voluntarily went to isolation. On the evening of Saturday, March 14, his temperature rose and his head hurt. On Wednesday, March 18, Diaz-Balarta was informed of a positive test result.
According to the latest data, more than 214.8 thousand people have become infected with the coronavirus in the world, more than 8.7 thousand have died, and 83.3 thousand have recovered. The United States ranks eighth in the number of infected (7769 cases). The outbreak began in late December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.