Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff who abided by President Trump’s efforts to play down the coronavirus throughout the summer, has contracted the virus himself, a senior administration official said on Friday night.
Mr. Meadows tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, after the election, the official said, and he told a small group of advisers. The diagnosis was earlier reported by Bloomberg News. A second White House aide has also tested positive for the virus, according to a person familiar with the diagnosis.
Mr. Meadows is only the latest in a string of people to contract the virus in the past seven weeks, including Mr. Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, a half-dozen aides to the president and five aides to Vice President Mike Pence, including his chief of staff, Marc Short.