Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson tested positive for coronavirus on Monday morning, NBC News first reported. Just last week, President Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, also tested positive for the virus.
NEWS: Sec. Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. His deputy chief of staff says he's "in good spirits & feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery." Carson attended the election night party at the White House— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 9, 2020
Breaking on @MSNBC: NBC News confirms that Ben Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 9, 2020
Dr. Carson attended President Trump’s election night watch party, along with other members of the cabinet.
Ben Carson, who has coronavirus, was at the White House for the election night watch party on Tuesday, along with other members of the Trump cabinet, including Bill Barr, Steve Mnuchin, Alex Azar, David Bernhardt, etc.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 9, 2020
Confirmed: HUD Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for coronavirus this morning, his deputy CoS says.— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 9, 2020
Carson attended the mostly maskless election night party at the White House last week, after which White House chief of staff Mark Meadows & at least 4 others tested positive
This is a developing story.