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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they both tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently quarantining together. (MedPage Today)
Trump’s announcement on Twitter came just a few hours after one of his closest aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive as well. (Bloomberg)
However, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen tested negative this morning, the VP’s press secretary tweeted.
This comes after 25 states saw a rise in cases in just the past week. (Axios)
As of 8:00 a.m. ET Friday, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll stood at 7,279,065 cases and 207,816 deaths — up 44,808 and 853, respectively, in the past 24 hours.
Things are heating up over in Europe too, as Italy experienced more than 2,000 cases in 24 hours for the first time since the end of April. (