At least 10 GOP officials have tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

  • Hope Hicks, counselor to President Donald Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. 
  • In the days that followed, republicans who came in contact with Hicks and White House officials were tested for the coronavirus.
  • Trump and Melania announced their positive result on Friday morning. Others followed. 
  • These are the officials who have been infected. 
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Melania wearing a red coat dress which Vogue noted was reminiscent of the gown Nancy Reagan wore for her husband's swearing in ceremony.
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President Donald Trump and Melania 

The President and Melania Trump announced early Friday morning that they had tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment later that day.

White House physician Sean Conley presented a confusing timeline about when the President was first diagnosed. 

Conley told reporters the president was not currently using supplemental oxygen, but would not clarify whether Trump had used it so far. The AP reported that the president was given supplemental oxygen at the White House before heading to the hospital.

Chris Christie, Former New Jersey Governor 

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, four days after he helped President Donald Trump prepare for his debate with Joe Biden. 

Christie was at the White House helping Trump prep between Saturday afternoon through lunchtime on Tuesday. 

During that time, nobody was wearing masks while they were in the room together, he told ABC's Good Morning America. 

Christie tweeted Saturday that he would be seeking medical treatment, but his condition was unknown.

Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee 

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 24: Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, gavels the call-to-order on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on August 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The four-day event is themed "Honoring the Great American Story."
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Ronna McDaniel tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. She was with President Donald Trump last Friday and has been at her home in Michigan since last Saturday. 

Her symptoms were mild as of Friday. 

Kellyanne Conway, Former White House adviser

White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media in the White House press briefing room on January 10, 2020.
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Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway announced on Friday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, She described her symptoms on Twitter as "mild," including a "light cough," and wrote she is feeling fine.

Hope Hicks, counselor to the president 

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks leaves after a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee June 19, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Hicks is the first former Trump aide to testify before the panel's investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's report and obstruction of justice.
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The White House became aware on Wednesday that Hope Hicks, counselor to the President, had tested positive for coronavirus.

Bloomberg News, The New York Times, and CNN reported on Thursday that Hicks traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One to and from the first debate Tuesday between him and the Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Hicks, 31, has told people close to her that she is experiencing some symptoms of the disease. 

Bill Stepien, Trump campaign manager

Bill Stepien, the new Trump 2020 campaign manager, is seen descending Air Force One in October 2018, when he was White House political director.
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The announcement that Bill Stepien tested positive for COVID-19 followed the news that the President was hospitalized. 

One senior campaign official told Politico that Stepien is experiencing "mild flu-like symptoms," and people familiar with his diagnosis told the news outlet that he will quarantine until he recovers.

Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina

FILE – In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, “is looking forward to campaigning" with Trump, Tillis' spokesperson said. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
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The office of Sen. Thom Tillis announced on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

The senator attended an event at the White House last Saturday for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Tillis said that he is quarantining. 

Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.
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Sen. Mike Lee also tested positive for the virus on Friday, almost a week after he was seen unmasked at the Rose Garden event announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Lee said his symptoms were "consistent with longtime allergies" and that he would self-isolate for 10 days. 

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin  

Senator Ron Johnson.
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The office of Sen. Ron Johnson announced Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

He is the third senator to announce that he was infected since the announcement of Trump's diagnosis on Friday. 

Johnson, 65, is currently symptom-free and is in isolation, according to the Saturday statement.

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