Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and at least FOUR other White House aides test positive for COVID-19
- Mark Meadows became infected with coronavirus, Bloomberg reported
- At least four other White House aides were infected, Bloomberg said
- Meadows, 61, is one of Donald Trump's closest advisers
- It was unclear when he was diagnosed or when he was last at the White House
- Donald Trump tested positive on October 1 and is unlikely to be re-infected
- Around 35 people who work in the White House are believed to have had COVID
Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bloomberg reported Friday night that the 61-year-old Meadows was confirmed to be infected with the virus along with at least four other White House aides.
As with previous outbreaks, the White House tried to keep it a secret, CNN and Bloomberg reported.
The White House told DailyMail.com that the White House Medical Department had completed all contract prosecutions related to the diagnosis of Meadows but did not provide any further details.
On Friday, 125,000 Americans tested positive – a new record and the third straight day with more than 100,000 new cases per day.
It was unclear when he tested positive.
He was last at the White House on Thursday, CNN reported.
Mark Meadows, 61, tested positive for coronavirus, it appeared on Friday
Meadows was one of the strongest supporters of Trump's anti-mask policies
His boss tested positive on October 1 and is unlikely to get infected again.
Meadows was with the President throughout his treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center.
The White House has been battling a coronavirus outbreak since September 26, when a Rose Garden super-spreader event was held – Amy Coney Barrett's nomination.
Meadows has been on his final two-day, seven state, and ten rally swing with Trump, where he was seen without a mask at the events.
During that trip, Meadows was in close contact with members of the Trump family who were not diagnosed with COVID – including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Meadows was also at the White House on election night, attending a party in the east wing attended by prominent Trump supporters, including the President's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, 76.
The organizers said everyone would be tested for COVID-19 upon entry.
The previous Tuesday, Meadows had come to Trump at the campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, again without a mask.
He was at the White House on Thursday.
The circled meadows were at the campaign headquarters with Trump on Tuesday morning
Meadows was one of the toughest anti-maskers in the Trump administration, and insiders say he rarely wears a face mask out of respect for Trump.
On October 12, ahead of the Coney Barrett Senate hearing, reporters asked Meadows to keep his face mask while he spoke to her.
"I'm not going to speak through a mask," he said, and walked away.
In May, Meadows disregarded CDC restrictions by hosting his daughter's 70-member wedding in Atlanta, despite large coronavirus lockdowns and local ordinances blocking large gatherings.
Meadows is pictured on October 2nd with Trump accompanying Walter Reed