Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Tests Positive For COVID-19
US President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, along with at least three other officials.
Two senior administration officials confirmed the diagnosis to the Associated Press on Friday night, November 6.
The news comes just days after Meadows appeared with Trump at a White House party along with numerous people who were not wearing masks.
About a month ago, Meadows spent three nights at Walter Reed National Medical Center alongside Donald Trump after he contracted coronavirus and was experiencing serious symptoms.
At least four other White House officials have now been infected, including Cassidy Hutchinson, one of Meadows’s closest aides.
A senior Trump campaign aide, Nick Trainer, is also infected, according to the administration officials.
Before the latest cases were confirmed, 28 people connected to Trump administration or their contacts tested positive for COVID-19 in late September or early October.
United States has been hit harder than any other country by the COVID-19 pandemic since it swept the world at the start of this year.
More than 9.7 million people have contracted the virus nationwide, with more than 236,000 dead.