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Here's who has tested positive for COVID-19 in U.S. President Trump's inner circle

Since the revelation of the U.S. president's diagnosis of COVID-19, multiple cases have already been confirmed among those who have had close contact with Trump and his close adviser, Hope Hicks.

Press secretary the latest, with several people infected in attendance at Rose Garden event Sept. 26

This combination of file photos shows from the left at the top, U.S. President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, former White House communications director Hope Hicks, and at the bottom, from the left, Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, former White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel. (AFP/Getty Images)

Since news broke on Friday, Oct. 2 that U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19, a number of cases have since been confirmed among those who have had close contact with Trump.

Many of them had attended an event at the White House Rose Garden on Sept. 26, where Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Here is a list of people who have tested positive so far:

Hope Hicks

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks was the first to confirm her diagnosis on Thursday, Oct. 1, which prompted the president and his wife to also get tested.

On Oct. 1, Hicks, right, confirmed she had tested positive for the coronavirus after feeling unwell following a trip with Trump and his family the day before. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

It is not clear how or when the president was exposed. However, Hicks travelled with Trump on many occasions in the week prior to her positive test, including a trip to Ohio for the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sept. 29.

Everyone admitted to the debate hall was supposed to have been tested in advance and also follow safety measures such as physical distancing, hand sanitizing and face covering, but most of Trump's family and senior staff took off their masks for the duration of the debate, violating the rules.

Hicks also joined the president, as well as others, on Marine One, the presidential helicopter, for a 15-minute flight to Air Force One aircraft at Joint Base Andrews on Sept. 30.

Later that same day, Hicks reported she was feeling unwell.

The president and Melania Trump

Hours after Hicks's positive diagnosis, the president and his wife also announced they had tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a tweet at 1 a.m. on Friday, Melania Trump confirmed she and her husband would be self-isolating and starting the recovery process.

Later that day, the president's wife tweeted that she was experiencing "mild symptoms" but was "overall feeling good and postponing all upcoming engagements."

Trump and his wife, along with 150 other people, attended last weekend's Rose Garden ceremony. According to the president of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. John Jenkins, few attendees at the event wore masks as some guests were told it was safe to take them off after they received tests upon arrival. 

Photos from the event show dozens of people seated closely without face coverings.

This photo shows the seating arrangement at Rose Garden Ceremony on Sept 26. Several people in Trump's inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19 after the president and his wife confirmed their diagnosis on Friday, Oct. 2. (CBC News)

Melania Trump is currently at home recovering while the president is being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, seen briefing reporters on Oct. 4, announced the next morning she had tested positive for novel coronavirus and will go into quarantine. (Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press)

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Oct. 5 that she had tested positive that morning after days of negative tests since the Hicks and Trump family diagnoses were announced.

McEnany said in a statement she was experiencing no symptoms and she would be beginning the quarantine process.

McEnany spoke briefly with reporters the previous evening without wearing a mask, but said that no members of the White House press corps spent enough time around her to be considered close contacts.

Bill Stepien

Bill Stepien, who has been managing Trump's re-election campaign, received his positive test result on Oct. 2, a campaign spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press.

Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien confirmed he also tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. Stepien has been managing Trump's re-election campaign since July and has been travelling with the president. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Stepien had travelled with the president to Ohio earlier in the week for the debate. He was also aboard Air Force One with Trump in late August after a campaign rally.

Kellyanne Conway

Conway, pictured at the Rose Garden event speaking with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, confirmed late Friday that she had tested positive. (Alex Brandon/The Associated Press)

Former White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway announced her diagnosis late Oct. 2. In a tweet, she stated that her symptoms were "mild," but she was "feeling fine."

Conway was also among Saturday's Rose Garden attendees.

Mike Lee

Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee said he would be in quarantine for the next 10 days and working from home after receiving a positive test for the novel coronavirus on Oct. 2.

Sen. Lee said he will be working from home for the next few days after testing positive for the novel coronavirus on Oct 2. (Win McNamee//Getty Images)

In announcing the news on Twitter, he said the previous morning, he had been experiencing "symptoms consistent with longtime allergies" and so decided to get tested. Lee was at the Rose Garden ceremony the week before and did not wear a mask.

Chris Christie

Barr, right, greets guests at the Sept. 26 White House event without wearing a mask. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who was at the Rose Garden event and was seen interacting in close proximity to several people, tweeted Oct. 3 that he has checked himself into the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey after testing positive, experiencing mild symptoms and consulting with his doctors.

"Due to my history of asthma, we decided this is an important precautionary measure," Christie tweeted.

Thom Tillis

Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis said his COVID-19 test came back positive on Oct. 2 and tweeted that he was feeling well and had "no symptoms." But by the next day, Tillis said he had "mild symptoms."

He was among the 150 guests who had attended the nomination of Barrett; however, Tillis wore a mask during the event.

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, who did wear a mask during the public portion of the Supreme Court nomination event, said he had 'mild symptoms.' (Chuck Burton/The Associated Press)

Ron Johnson

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson announced early Oct. 3 that he tested positive for the coronavirus and was asymptomatic.

Johnson announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday but said he was asymptomatic. (Toni Sandys/Getty Images)

He became the third Republican senator to test positive for the virus in a span of roughly 24 hours. Johnson will remain in isolation until given the all-clear by his doctors.

Ronna McDaniel

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel confirmed her positive diagnosis on Oct. 2 after getting tested for the virus on Wednesday.

McDaniel has been self-isolating at her home since Saturday. She tested positive for the coronavirus and announced her diagnosis on Friday. (Getty Images)

She was last seen with Trump at a fundraiser on Sept. 25. She flew to her home in Michigan the next day and received her positive result. McDaniel has been at her home since Saturday.

Rev. John Jenkins

University of Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins was one of the many guests who had attended the Rose Garden nomination ceremony and announced his positive test results for the coronavirus on Oct. 2.

He issued an apology to the Notre Dame community for failing to wear a mask during that event while shaking hands with various people.

Nicholas Luna

Trump speaks with his personal assistant Nicholas Luna at the White House during a roundtable discussion with governors on June 18. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump personal aide Nick Luna tested positive for COVID-19 after having travelled with him several times recently, a White House official said the night of Oct. 3.

Stephen Miller

White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller, seen here August 3, 2020, tested positive for the coronavirus Oct. 6. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Top White House adviser Stephen Miller, who travelled with Trump and Hicks to a campaign appearance in Ohio Sept. 21, tested positive on Oct. 6. 

Miller's wife, Katie Miller, who is a spokeswoman for Vice-President Mike Pence, tested positive in May.

With files from The Associated Press and Reuters

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