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COVID in the White House

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tested positive for coronavirus

Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chair, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, The New York Times reported and an aide to McDaniel confirmed to CNN. She last met with President Trump last Friday, and has been in Michigan, where she lives, since then.

McDaniel has become the latest person close to Trump to test positive for the virus, after Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive early Friday morning. They were on Air Force One with White House adviser Hope Hicks, who seemed to be the first among the Trump team to test positive for the virus.