Covid-19: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive

Published:Saturday, 07 Nov 2020 07:11

Covid-19: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for Covid-19, officials have told US media.

It was not immediately clear how Mr Meadows – who has often appeared at public events without a face mask – was infected.

He is the latest Trump administration official to contract the disease, which has killed some 230,000 Americans.

On Friday, the US set a third straight daily record for new cases, with more than 127,000 infections.

The country’s coronavirus outbreak was a key policy battleground in the run-up to the 3 November election, and contributed to a surge in postal and early in-person voting.