US Secretary of Housing and renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson tested positive for covid-19, days after Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, tested positive for the virus.
The news reported on Monday, November 9, makes Carson the newest member of the administration of President Trump to test the deadly virus positively.
After testing positive for COVID-19, an aide told ABC News Monday, Carson was “in good spirits & feels lucky.”
Carson, 69, is the Trump cabinet’s highest-ranking black official.
He was one of hundreds of Trump backers who assembled in the White House at a packed Election Night party where few members wore masks and no social distancing occurred.
Since Trump assumed office in 2017, he has served as housing secretary.