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Chula Vista City Council candidate tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 7:48 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 10:20:21-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Chula Vista City Council candidate Andrea Cardenas announced Thursday that she tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement released to the media, Cardenas said she self-isolated roughly two weeks ago after feeling symptoms of the virus.

Cardenas said she went to urgent care, where she lost consciousness twice. She was sent home with medication before being notified she'd come into contact with multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19.

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In the statement, Cardenas said Thursday was the 17th day since she started showing symptoms. "It took 10 days to get my results," she added.

Cardenas went on to warn that everyone should be on the lookout. "If there's anything anyone should take away from this is to please take this seriously, regardless of age," she said.

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Cardenas is running for Chula Vista's 4th City Council district.

Read the full statement below: