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Kellyanne Conway, Other Officials With WH Ties Announce Testing Positive For COVID-19

WASHINGTON (CBSLA) -- Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced Friday night that she too has tested positive for coronavirus.

Her announcement came about 24 hours after President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the virus.

"Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I'm feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians," Conway tweeted. "As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic."

Several White House officials pointed to the Rose Garden event on Saturday when Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court as a potential super-spreader event.

Along with Conway, the president of the University of Notre Dame Rev. John I. Jenkins, Republican lawmakers Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, have also announced that they have tested positive for coronavirus.

Over 100 people attended the Rose Garden event, and part of it took place indoors, which health experts especially warn against during the coronavirus pandemic.


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