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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
  • White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
  • McEnany said in a statement that "after testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms."
  • She added that according to the White House medical unit, she was not in close contact with any reporters, producers, or members of the press.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she tested positive for Covid-19.

"After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms," she said in a statement. "No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contact by the White House Medical Unit. Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks' diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday."

She continued: "As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time. With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American People remotely."

Earlier, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that US President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital as early as Monday.

"We are still optimistic that he will be able to return to the White House later today, with his medical professionals making that determination later today," Meadows said in an interview on "Fox & Friends."

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