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At least 24 people in Trump’s orbit have tested positive for COVID-19



President Trump announced early Friday, October 2, that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19and raises questions about the health of those who have recently been in contact with him.

At least 24 people in Mr. Trump’s orbit have tested positive for COVID-19 since September 29. Below is a list of the people in the President’s orbit who have recently had contact with him or meet him regularly and have been tested – or are being tested – for Covid-19 infection::

Trump’s family

  • Melania Trump: Tested positive on Friday October 2nd.
  • Ivanka Trump:: Tested negative on Monday 5th October.
  • Jared Kushner:: Tested negative on Monday 5th October.
  • Barron Trump:: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Donald Trump Jr.:: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Eric Trump:: Tested negative on Tuesday October 6th.
  • Lara Trump:: Tested negative on Tuesday October 6th.

White House

  • Adviser to President Hope Hicks: Checked positive on Thursday October 1
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  • Nick Luna, Director of Oval Office Operations: Tested positive on Saturday October 3rd.
  • Deputy Press Secretary Chad Gilmartin: Tested positive on the weekend of October 3rd to 4th.
  • White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: Tested positive on Monday October 5th.
  • Senior Advisor Stephen Miller: Tested positive on Tuesday October 6th.
  • Deputy Press Officer Jalen Drummond: Tested positive, reported CBS News on Tuesday, October 6th.
  • Press spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt: Tested positive, reported CBS News on Tuesday, October 6th.
  • Deputy Press Secretary Harrison Fields: Tested positive, confirmed on Thursday October 8th.
  • Vice President Mike Pence: Tested negative on Thursday October 8th.
  • Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: Tested negative on Thursday October 8th.
  • Alex Azar, Secretary for Health and Human Services: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Deputy Communications Director Dan Scavino: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.

Other

  • Former White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway:: It was tweeted on Friday October 2nd that she is positive for COVID-19.
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Christie, who was helping Mr. Trump prepare the debate and spending hours with him and Hicks for several days, tweeted on October 3 that he tested positive. He was hospitalized on October 3rd. He was released from the hospital on October 10th.
  • Reverend John Jenkins: The President of Notre Dame University, who participated in Barrett’s White House nomination, tested positive, according to the university.
  • Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien: Tested positive for coronavirus Friday October 2nd.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Vice Commander Admiral Charles Ray: Tested positive on Tuesday October 6th. On September 27, he attended an event held by the White House of Gold Star Families.
  • Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gary Thomas: Tested positive on Wednesday October 7th. Thomas met with Ray on October 2nd.
  • Photojournalist Al Drago: Tested positive on Friday October 2nd. He covered Amy Coney Arrett’s nomination event and White House briefing on September 27th.
  • New York Times correspondent Michael Shear: Tested positive on Friday October 2nd. He was traveling with Air Force One on September 26th when Mr. Trump went to Pennsylvania.
  • Unknown journalist: Tested positive on Friday October 2nd. The journalist attended the briefing on September 27th.
  • Unknown journalist: Tested positive Wednesday October 8th. Was last at the White House on October 1st.
  • Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court Candidate: The White House said in a statement that they Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Debate on Mr Trump on Tuesday September 29th. Has tested negative several times, the last negative test was on Saturday October 10th.
  • Attorney General Bill Barr: He attended Barrett’s nomination announcement at the White House. The Justice Department said he had his fifth negative test on Tuesday, October 6.
  • Senior Trump Campaign Advisor Jason Miller: Miller, who helped prepare President Trump’s debate, said he tested negative on October 2.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Tested negative on Monday October 5th, he said in a tweet.
  • Chris Wallace: Tested negative on Monday 5th October
  • Admiral Brett Giroir: Tested negative as of Wednesday October 7th
  • Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd

congress

  • Utah Senator Mike Lee (R): Member of the Judiciary Committee who attended Barrett’s nomination announcement and met with her this week. Tested positive on Thursday October 1st.
  • Thom Tillis (R), North Carolina Senator: Member of the Judiciary Committee that participated in Barrett’s nomination announcement. Tested positive on Friday October 2nd.
  • Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R): Tested positive for the virus on Friday October 2nd.
  • The Californian representative Salud Carbajal (D): On Tuesday October 6th, he tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to a person. According to reports, he was Lee who had the virus
  • Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R): Participate in the debate and flight with Air Force One; Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Jim Hagedorn (R), Minnesota Representative: Flew on Air Force One; Tested negative Friday October 2nd.
  • Jim Jordan (R), Ohio Representative: Participate in the debate and flight with Air Force One; Tested negative on Friday October 2nd
  • House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D): Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina: The Judiciary Committee Chairman received a negative rating on Friday October 2nd.

Not in the last contact with Trump, but tested protectively

  • Chairman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel: Tested positive on Wednesday September 29th.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: He said in Croatia that he tested negative on Friday October 2nd.
  • Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe: Tested negative on Friday October 2nd.

Not included in this list:

  • Four White House apartment workers were tested about three weeks ago, a senior White House official confirmed to CBS News. All four employees wore masks and none of them came into contact with the first family.

Alan He contributed to this report.




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