With Hope Hicks, one of the top advisers of US President Trump, contracting coronavirus; the list of Covid-19 infected people in Trump's acquaintance started to grow. Apart from the President and the First Lady, some other officials have also tested positive for the virus.
1. US President Donald Trump: After a few hours of tweeting about his adviser Hope Hicks, the President announced he and the First Lady has been tested positive. He is currently being treated in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and reportedly doing better.
2. First Lady Melania Trump: First Lady Melania Trump said on Friday that she is experiencing "mild symptoms" yet looking forward to speedy recovery. Trump joked about Melania doing better than him being slightly younger.
3. Hope Hicks: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania contracted Covid-19 after his close aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus. Hicks is a 31-year-old former model who likes to keep under the radar. And when she started working on the presidential campaign, she deleted her Twitter account. Her Instagram profile is private.
4. Nicholas Luna: Nicholas Luna is an Assistant to the President and acts as one of his "body men," whose job is to accompany Trump throughout the day and night — putting Luna at close proximity to him.
The duties of a "body man" range from handling a President's papers and speech texts to being ready with everything from briefing books to pens for autographs.
5. Kellyanne Conway: Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday night that she has tested positive for coronavirus, after attending a Rose Garden event last Saturday where President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court pick.
6. Chris Christie: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told CNN he checked himself into a hospital Saturday afternoon as a precautionary measure after announcing earlier in the day that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Christie, who helped President Donald Trump prepare for the first presidential debate earlier this week, announced on Twitter earlier Saturday that he had tested positive.
7. Mike Lee: US Senator Mike Lee announced Friday he has been diagnosed with COVID-19, just hours after President Donald Trump confirmed he had tested positive.
The Republican lawmaker said that he tested negative "a few days ago" when he visited the White House, but after experiencing allergy-like symptoms on Thursday took another test that came back positive.
8. Thom Tillis : Senator Thom Tillis has tested positive for the coronavirus, the North Carolina Republican announced Friday night. Tillis has been quarantining in his Huntersville home since he learned of the news, his campaign spokesman said Saturday. Tillis said Saturday night that he had mild symptoms and no fever.
9. Ronna McDaniel: Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, has tested positive for coronavirus. As a top official, McDaniel frequently interacts with the President and other top Republican lawmakers. She was with the President last Friday.
10. John I. Jenkins: The president of the University Of Notre Dame, Rev. John I. Jenkins has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, school officials announced Friday. The announcement came several days after he attended a White House ceremony.
The Rev. John I. Jenkins had been self-isolating on campus after the Sept. 26 event announcing Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame alumna, as President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
11. Bill Stepien: President Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien has tested positive for coronavirus, Trump Campaign Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh confirmed Friday.
Stepien announced the news to his team in an email saying that he would continue working on the campaign from home until he gets the "green light" to be back in the office.