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Joint Chiefs officers in isolation after Coast Guard admiral tests positive for coronavirus, Pentagon says – The Washington Post

Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are in isolation after the Coast Guard’s No. 2 officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Pentagon said Tuesday in a statement.

Adm. Charles W. Ray, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard, first tested positive for the virus on Monday, said Rear Admiral Jon Hickey, a service spokesman. It is not clear when or where the admiral was infected, but his travels in recent days include attending a Sept. 27 event at the White House recognizing Gold Star military families and a meeting at the Pentagon on Friday with the military’s top generals.

Hickey said that after Ray experienced mild symptoms over the weekend, he sought a test.

“Although he is experiencing mild symptoms, he is in good spirits,” Hickey said. “In accordance with established Coast Guard COVID policies, he will be quarantining from home for the required 14-day timeframe, where he will continue to perform his duties as Vice Commandant.”

Source: Joint Chiefs officers in isolation after Coast Guard admiral tests positive for coronavirus, Pentagon says – The Washington Post

White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 – Business Insider

White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 - Business Insider 1White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

McEnany said in a statement that “after testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms.”

She added that according to the White House medical unit, she was not in close contact with any reporters, producers, or members of the press.

McEnany also said that she “definitively had no knowledge” that White House counselor Hope Hicks had tested positive for COVID-19 when McEnany held a press briefing on Thursday.

Source: White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 – Business Insider

Live updates: Trump hospitalized after positive coronavirus test – The Washington Post

Live updates: Trump hospitalized after positive coronavirus test - The Washington Post 2President Trump has received two experimental coronavirus treatments, according to his physician: an “antibody cocktail” and remdesivir.

Other lowlights:

  • “Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!” Trump tweeted from the hospital shortly before midnight. His physician said in a statement late Friday that “the President is doing very well” and “is not requiring any supplemental oxygen.”
  • Kellyanne Conway, a former senior adviser to Trump, said Friday that she tested positive for the virus, just days after attending a Rose Garden event announcing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. At least a half-dozen people who were at the event have confirmed infections, including Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins.
  • Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and top White House aide Hope Hicks have also tested positive for the virus.
  • Vice President Pence, who has tested negative for the virus, will lead a White House coronavirus task force conference call on Saturday afternoon, according to his office.
  • Trump has no public events scheduled on Saturday; he will spend several days at Walter Reed “out of an abundance of caution,” the White House said.
  • Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, noting that both Lee and Tillis are members of the Judiciary Committee that is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Barrett nomination, asked that the confirmation hearing be delayed.

Source: Live updates: Trump hospitalized after positive coronavirus test – The Washington Post

Trump being taken to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 – BBC News

Trump being taken to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 - BBC News 3US President Donald Trump is being taken to hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus.

The White House said the decision to transport him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre was taken “out of an abundance of caution”.

Mr Trump began exhibiting “mild symptoms” of Covid-19 on Thursday after disclosing that he and his wife had gone into quarantine late Wednesday.

The White House said he was feeling “fatigued but in good spirits”.

The president’s symptoms include a low-grade fever, according to the BBC’s US partner, CBS News.

Source: Trump being taken to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 – BBC News

Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has 'mild symptoms' 4WASHINGTON (AP) —The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an evening fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide with the disease that has killed a million people worldwide.

The announcement that the president of the United States and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive, tweeted by Trump shortly after midnight, plunged the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. However, White House aides said he was in good spirits and working in quarantine in the family quarters.

Trump has spent much of the year downplaying the threat of a virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans.

His diagnosis was sure to have a destabilizing effect in Washington and around the world, raising questions about how far the virus has spread through the highest levels of the U.S. government. Hours before Trump announced he had contracted the virus, the White House said a top aide who had traveled with him during the week had tested positive.

Source: Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

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