Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway Announce They Tested Positive For The Coronavirus

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” he said in a tweet. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”

Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also announced that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a tweet on Friday evening, Conway explained she was experiencing mild symptoms but was “feeling fine.”

She also said she had begun to meet with healthcare professionals.

“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians,” Conway tweeted.

“As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic,” she added.

CNN reports the pair of diagnosis comes after the duo attended a Rose Garden event last weekend when President Trump announced he was nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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According to the report, the two are the latest on a growing list of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the event. This list includes President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

From the report:

Conway is now the fifth person who attended the event last week, where masks and social distancing were rare, known to have subsequently tested positive. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and University of Notre Dame President the Rev. John Jenkins are all confirmed to be positive for Covid-19.


Conway also had interacted with Trump and other advisers since Saturday, CNN has reported, participating in debate prep sessions with the President on Sunday and Monday, people familiar with the matter told CNN.

Kellyanne Conway had announced in August that she would leave her post at the end of the month, while her husband said he was withdrawing from his work on the anti-Trump Republican group The Lincoln Project, both citing a need to focus on their family.