WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ben Carson has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
Officials confirm to the ABC News and NBC News that the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tested positive Monday morning.
Carson’s deputy chief of staff told ABC that he’s in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to therapeutics that could help lead to a speedy recovery.
Sec. Carson received a positive test this morning at Walter Reed after experiencing symptoms. (He is no longer at the hospital - was only there for a short time) https://t.co/fMAYoP3MUe
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 9, 2020
The former presidential candidate was reportedly at the White House on election night for the Trump administration’s party. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was also in attendance and tested positive for the virus last week.
The Washington Post reports that five other Trump administration aides also tested positive for the virus around Election Day.