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White House counselor Hope Hicks has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus


  • Hope Hicks, a White House counselor to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Bloomberg reported.
  • The outlet said Hicks traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One to and from the first debate Tuesday between him and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
  • Hicks is one of multiple people in Trump’s orbit who have tested positive for COVID-19. She has reportedly told some people close to her that she is experiencing symptoms of the disease.
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Hope Hicks, counselor to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, sources told Bloomberg News.

The outlet reported that Hicks traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One to and from the first debate Tuesday between him and the Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to Bloomberg, Hicks has told people close to her that she is experiencing some symptoms of the disease, which has infected more than 7 million Americans and killed nearly 208,000.

Hicks was not wearing a mask Tuesday when she rode in a staff van with White House adviser Stephen Miller, Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller, and some others, Bloomberg reported. Miller and Hicks also reportedly shared an umbrella when they exited Air Force One that day .

The White House counselor also attended a Trump rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.

Hicks is one of several people in the president’s orbit who tested positive for COVID-19 the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March.

The US is currently the biggest hotspot for the virus and makes up 20% of global deaths while making up just 4% of the world’s population.

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