Trump adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for coronavirus becoming 15th senior White House official with disease

SENIOR Trump adviser Stephen Miller has tested positive for coronavirus – becoming the 15th senior White House official with the disease.

Miller, who works as a senior adviser to President Trump, tested positive on Tuesday after five days of negative tests.

In a Tuesday statement, Miller said: "Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine."

He explained how he has been working remotely and self-isolating over the past five days.

Miller, 35, said he had tested "negative every day through yesterday."

His Covid diagnosis comes about five months after his wife Katie Miller, the press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, contracted the virus.

Miller's test result makes him the 15th member of the administration to get the virus.

The disease has ravaged the White House in just a matter of days.

His positive result comes after President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, Nicholas Luna, Mike Lee, Thom Tillis, Ron Johnson, Bill Stepien, Ronna McDaniel, Chris Christie, Chad Gilmartin, Karoline Leavitt, and Kayleigh McEnany.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on October 1.

Within days, a number of people connected to the White House tested positive for coronavirus after a "coronavirus super spreader" ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was held in the Rose Garden.

Trump was rushed via helicopter to a medical center near Washington DC after he was struck down with the illness – putting the US election in jeopardy with just weeks to go.

Trump spent the weekend at a military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he tweeted and took a controversial SUV ride to see supporters who were gathered outside.

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