Mayor of Azusa remains hospitalized a week after testing positive for COVID-19, report says

Azusa Mayor Robert Gonzales (Credit: City of Azusa)

The Mayor of Azusa remained hospitalized as of Monday night, a week after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a newspaper report.

Mayor Robert Gonzales tested positive for the virus last week, the City of Azusa confirmed in a post on Facebook on Dec. 8.

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At the time, city officials said the mayor was "taking every precaution as directed by his physician and is in good spirits while practicing an abundance of self-care."

The city’s news release said he was currently seeking treatment and asking for privacy.

“Unfortunately, like so many of our loved ones, friends, and neighbors, I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Gonzales said in the Dec. 8 statement. “While I am feeling better day by day, I am closely monitoring my health and consulting with my physicians.”

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune first reported that the mayor remained hospitalized Monday. Deputy City Manager Nico De Anda-Scaia told the newspaper that no additional information about his condition was available.

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