Top Trump aide Corey Lewandowski is positive for coronavirus while fighting 2020 election battle in Philadelphia

TOP Trum aide Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for coroanvirus while fighting the 2020 election battle in Philadelphia.

The adviser was at the White House election night party, but tested positive eight days later.

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Lewandowski, 47, believes he contracted the virus in Philadelphia, where he has been working on lawsuits alleging voter fraud in the city.

He was seen just one week ago speaking to media in Pennsylvania without wearing a face mask.

The news comes after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr Ben Carson and top Trump aide David Bossie tested positive for the disease.

Carson began to experience symptoms of Covid-19 last week and his diagnosis was confirmed by the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.


Carson's deputy chief of staff said on Monday he is "in good spirits & feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery."

Carson, 69, has reportedly left the hospital and is resting at home.

Bossie, 55, had been tapped to lead Trump's post-election fight for a recount in multiple states, Bloomberg reported. Bossie got the gig after Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was initially struck down with the virus.

Carson, a former surgeon, is one of several people in the White House, including President Trump who have contracted Covid-19.


Carson also attended an election night party at the White House last week, an event that reportedly led to a number of infections of staffers.

According to reports, the party featured little social distancing rules and almost no face masks.

Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and at least five other Trump aides also became infected – including staffers Nick Trainer and Cassidy Hutchinson.

Administration officials made an effort to keep Meadows' diagnosis under wraps and people close to him were told to stay hushed, sources told Bloomberg.

"Pains were taken to keep Meadows’ illness a secret," a Sr White House reporter for Bloomberg News was told.

"And people around him who knew were told to keep quiet," Jennifer Jacobs tweeted Saturday morning.

PBS News' Yamiche Alcindor reported that she spoke to a number of White House aides on election night "who were worried the event would become a super spreader and felt pressured to go to save face."

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