October 4, 2022

HUD Secretary Ben Carson diagnosed with COVID-19

Another member of President Trump’s cabinet, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, tested positive for COVID-19, the White House confirmed on Monday.

The news of Carson’s positive test comes just after White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows received a positive coronavirus diagnosis.

Carson reportedly sought a COVID-19 test on Monday morning after experiencing symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus disease.

“He is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery,” Carson’s chief of staff, Coalter Baker, told ABC on Monday morning.

Both Carson and Meadows attended an election-night party at the White House, though administration officials said that a negative COVID-19 test was required to attend the party.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that “five other Trump aides … received positive test results in the period around Election Day.”

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