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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19

File photo of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US, on Jun 23, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Tom Brenner)

WASHINGTON: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday (Oct 6), the latest case of coronavirus reported among Donald Trump's inner circle since the US President announced he had the virus last week.

"Over the last five days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday," Miller said in a statement.

"Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine."

Trump returned to the White House on Monday after three nights in a military hospital, urging Americans not to be afraid and not to let the coronavirus dominate their lives.

READ: US President Trump returns to a White House hard hit by COVID-19 after leaving hospital

The pandemic has killed more the 210,000 people in the United States, more than any other country.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern told CNN late on Tuesday that there were no new COVID-19 cases in the White House beside Miller.

Trump said on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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

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Source: Reuters/mi


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