Ben Carson Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ben Carson Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ben Carson has tested positive for Covid-19. In this photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Ben Carson has tested positive for Covid-19, according to ABC News. The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the latest among the members of the Trump Administration who attended a watch party on election night at the White House.

“Secretary Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery,” Carson’s chief of staff, Coalter Baker, told ABC News in a statement.

At least seven other members of Trump’s inner circle – including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and six aides – have tested positive for coronavirus after attending the party, reported Business Insider.

Watch party attendees didn’t follow CDC guidelines on wearing masks and social distancing at the party, which baffled some as Trump and his wife Melania both tested positive for the virus in early October.

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Carson, 69, was appointed to his current role in 2017 by President Donald Trump after spending years as a renowned neurosurgeon.

In addition to the watch party, Carson has been spotted at a Trump campaign rally with no mask,

This is a developing story.