CARACAS, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The mayor of Venezuela's capital Caracas, Dario Vivas, died on Thursday at the age of 70 after suffering from COVID-19 for more than three weeks.
Vivas announced on July 18 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment in isolation.
"I report that I have tested positive for ... COVID-19," Vivas said on Twitter at the time.
Other Venezuelan officials who had tested positive for COVID-19 include Diosdado Cabello, the president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), who was recently discharged from hospital; Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami, and several governors and mayors of the South American nation.
Vivas was appointed head of the Capital District in January.