This week, a flurry of new coronavirus infections have been detected within the White House, the most recent of which strikes very close to the Trump family.
Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump has been notified that her personal assistant has been infected with COVID-19, according to a CNN report on Friday evening.
The unnamed female staffer has reportedly been working remotely and has not been in contact with members of the Trump family for several weeks.
Several other White House staffers have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19 as well, including Donald Trump’s personal valet, who tested positive on Thursday.
It was also revealed on Friday morning that Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary and wife to White House adviser Stephen Miller, had also received a COVID-19 diagnosis.
The White House announced soon after that President Trump, Vice President Pence, Ivanka Trump, and husband Jared Kushner were tested on Friday, with all tests returning negative results.
The Washington Examiner reported on Saturday that eleven Secret Service members have contracted the deadly illness as well, and 60 more are in self-quarantine.
According to a Department of Homeland Security report released on Thursday, the first Secret Service employee tested positive in March, and 23 members of the agency have recovered since then.
The White House continues to maintain that Donald Trump and other high-ranking members of the White House have had limited contact with the individuals that are currently diagnosed with COVID-19.