Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for coronavirus along with four other White House aides.
The anti-masker was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Wednesday night, according to a report from Bloomberg on Friday.
This means at least 46 people in the White House, including the president, have had the virus.
It comes as the US election race continues, with Joe Biden closing in on the presidency.
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The White House has been battling a coronavirus outbreak since Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination on September, 26, dubbed the ‘super-spreader event’.
A representative told the MailOnline people Meadows had come into contact with had been notified.
Meadows was with Trump on his final two-day campaign swing across seven states where he was seen at events without a mask.
He was also at the White House on election night where he attended a party in the East Wing with other Trump supporters. Organisers said everyone was tested before entry.
Meadow was also spotted at Trump’s campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia without a face covering.
On the same day he tested positive, the US recorded 125,000 new coronavirus cases, 1,211 deaths and 53,000 hospitalisations, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
It was the third day in a row more than 100,000 Americans tested positive and the fourth day in a row the country had more than 1,000 deaths.
Mark Meadows has consistently been anti-lockdown and anti-mask. He told CNN the US was ‘not going to control the coronavirus pandemic because it is a contagious virus just like the flu’.
He added that focus was better directed at ‘proper mitigation factors’ including ‘therapies or vaccines or treatments’.
Reporters asked the chief of staff to wear a mask when addressing them outside Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate hearing on October, 12.
He told them ‘I’m not going to talk through a mask’ before walking away.
In May, the politician hosted a 70-person wedding indoors in Atlanta for his daughter, breaking CDC restrictions and lockdown.
Only two US states, Tennessee and Alabama, have seen a drop in cases in recent days, according to John Hopkins coronavirus resource center.
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