Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, who had been following President Trump’s efforts to destroy the coronavirus throughout the summer, caught the virus on his own, a senior administration official said on Friday night.
Mr. Meadows tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, after the election, the official said, and he told a small group of advisers. The earlier diagnosis was reported by Bloomberg News. A second White House aide also tested positive for the virus, according to a person familiar with the diagnosis.
Mr. Meadows is just the latest of those infected with the virus in the past seven weeks, including Mr Trump and first lady Melania Trump, half of the presidential aide and five of Vice President Mike Pence’s aides, including your chief of staff, Marc Short.