President Trump Test Positive for COVID-19

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Day 190: Stay Safe Minnesota

All American wake up with the news that President trump and First lady have tested positive and quarantining at the White House residence without any visible symptoms.

All Americans woke up this Friday morning with the news that President Trump and First lady have tested positive for the COVID-19. Most national media including Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and others ran headline about the news.

Screenshot Source: The New York times

The CNN writes, citing President Trump’s interview with the Fox News, ‘Hicks could have contracted the virus from an interaction with a supporter’. According another report, “both Hicks and the president had been together on Air Force One in Cleveland for the presidential debate as well as a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday”.

A source close to Hicks told CNN that she is experiencing symptoms and is back in Washington. A source familiar with Hicks’ symptoms describes her as being achy and feeling pretty bad. CNN has reached out to Hicks for comment.

From the CNN

It is reported that President Trump’s closest advisor Hope Hicks, “traveled with the President multiple times recently, including to the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, and was seen boarding Marine One, along with several other of the President’s closest aides — Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino and Nicholas Luna — none of whom wore masks, on Wednesday as Trump was heading to a campaign rally in Minnesota”.

Its reported that “the First Couple indicated that they are ‘feeling good’ and quarantining for the next couple weeks. They are forgoing events for the next two weeks at least, which comes a month before the Nov. 3 election.”

According to the CNN, quoting a close white house source, Staff at the White House Executive Residence are feeling “nervous” about news of the President and Melania Trump testing positive for Covid-19, adding residence staff are ‘very careful, but there is concern’. The first couple is currently in isolation inside the White House residence.”

It’s reported that By early Saturday, former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and the President’s campaign manager Bill Stepien had both tested positive, which followed the positive diagnoses of two US senators who had attended Trump’s Supreme Court nomination announcement last weekend, and Trump senior adviser Hope Hicks on Thursday.

It’s reported that confirmed COVID-19 infection is widening to people around the President’s advisory circle and his political campaign.

President Trump in Hospital

President Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center late Friday after reportedly showing “mild” symptoms of fatigues and low fever. The President is expected to remain at the hospital for a couple of days and work from the presidential suite at the hospital.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of Oct 2, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 101,366 (out of 2,086,963 tested) with 2,059 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of Oct 2, 1:23 p.m.) there are 7,303,914 confirmed covid19 infection with 208,304 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 34,429,410 with 1,025,075 deaths.