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Posted: October 7, 2020
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President Donald Trump is seen at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was hospitalized with the coronavirus, on October 4, 2020. He left the facility the following day. Photo: Tia Dufour / White House

A growing number of people in Donald Trump’s inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The list includes aides at the White House, as well as prominent Republicans who have been in close contact with the president in the last 14 days or so.

  • President Trump
  • Melania Trump, First Lady
  • Hope Hicks, senior counselor to the president
  • Mike Lee, Republican senator from Utah
  • Thom Tillis, Republican senator from North Carolina
  • Ronna McDaniel, head of Republican National Committee
  • Bill Stepien, Donald Trump campaign manager
  • Chris Christie, Republican former governor of New Jersey
  • Kellyanne Conway, former top adviser to Trump
  • Nicholas Luna, assistant to the president
  • Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary
  • Karoline Leavitt, assistant press secretary
  • Stephen Miller, policy adviser to the president

Trump announced his positive diagnosis in a post on social media early at 12:54am on October 2. He had received the diagnosis on evening prior, according to an October 1 memo from Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician.

Later on October 2, Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was taken to the facility via helicopter. The center is about a 30-minute drive from the White House.

Trump left the hospital on the evening of October 5.

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