US President, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 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.
At least four other White House officials have 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 two cases were confirmed, 28 people connected to the Trump administration or their contacts had tested positive for COVID-19 in late September or early October, according to NBC News.