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O'Brien, Trump's Security Adviser, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

White House O’Brien is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration known to have contracted the virus. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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White House O’Brien is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration known to have contracted the virus.

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President Trump’s O’Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House announced on Monday.

O’Brien tested positive for COVID-19. He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off-site. There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president. The work of the Council continues uninterrupted,” the White House said in a statement. No further details were immediately available.

O’Brien is the most senior White House official known to get the virus, and the closest to Trump. He is the latest person in Trump’s orbit to become infected.

In May, Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for Vice President Pence who is married to a senior Trump , tested positive, as did a military aide who worked as a valet to the president. In June, eight members of the campaign’s advance team, including two Secret Service agents, tested positive in Tulsa, Okla., just before a Trump rally there. Kimberly Guilfoyle — a fundraiser for the campaign and the girlfriend of Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. — tested positive in early July.

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