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the positive test is coming from inside the house

Ben Carson, who attended Trump's election party, tests positive for COVID-19

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning as a new outbreak of the disease sweeps through the White House.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tested positive for coronavirus last Wednesday, in addition to at least five other Trump campaign and White House insiders. Meadows notably attended President Trump's election party at the White House last week, where hundreds of people gathered in the East Room, many without masks. Carson was also at that party.

ABC News' Katherine Faulders conveyed a message from Carson's deputy chief of staff, confirming the secretary is "in good spirits & feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery." After experiencing symptoms, Carson was reportedly briefly at Walter Reed Hospital, where Trump was treated after his own diagnosis last month, but has since left the hospital and was "only there for a short time," Faulders adds.