Trump chief of staff Meadows diagnosed with COVID-19
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coronavirus was reported as the national high for documented cases of pandemic by President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
Two top government officials on Friday reported that Meadows was testing the virus favorably, killing more than 236,000 Americans so far this year.
They gave no information about the infection or his medical situation as the head of staff came down.
Bloomberg News confirmed his initial diagnosis.
Several other workers were already proved optimistic by one administration representative.
In the run-up to election day, Meadows traveled with Trump and last emerged without a mask on the public early Wednesday morning as Trump wrongly claimed victory on the polling count.
He was one of Trump's strongest allies more than a month ago when the President plunged through the infection, but was screened regularly and his working routine held normal.
It was the latest instance of the West Wing virus which was not yet present for two weeks until Marc Short, Chief of Staff Vice President Mike Pence, and other helpers samples for the virus positive.
After Trump organized major meetings of people without facial masks, including the event celebrating the hiring of now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Trump, Melania trump's first lady, and at least two dozen other people screened negative for the virus at the start of October.
In Tuesday's voting, Mr Trump claimed twice that the country is "turning" the pandemic, which was high on voters' minds.
Over the last two weeks, COVID-19 cases have risen by over 50% in the U.S.
The cumulative 7-day rolling average for new regular cases increased from 61.166 on Oct. 22 to 94.625 on Nov. 5, based on an AP review of data from John Hopksins University.