Kellyanne Conway Tests Positive For Covid-19, Experiencing ‘Mild’ Symptoms

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (C) and Attorney General William Barr (R) talk with guests in the Rose Gardn after President Donald Trump introduced 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee to the Supreme Court at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. With 38 days until the election, Trump tapped Barrett to be his third Supreme Court nominee in just four years and to replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway announced she had tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms, including a cough.

Conway, who recently stepped down from her White House position to focus on her family, made the announcement on Twitter on Friday night.

“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.

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

Conway’s confirmation of her positive test result came less than 24 hours after President Trump announced on Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump had contracted the virus.

The president has since been transported to Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland as a precautionary measure after he began to exhibit mild symptoms.

Prior to his helicopter ride to the hospital Friday afternoon, Trump recorded a video in which he informed the public that he was “doing very well.”

Conway, 53, was in attendance at last Saturday’s White House Rose Garden event at which President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Several other attendees of the same event have also tested positive for the coronavirus, in addition to President Trump and the first lady.

Those attendees who have since tested positiive include U.S. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C.

Conway announced in late August that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. The move followed media reports about online posts by at least one of her four children with her husband, attorney George Conway.

Conway’s Friday message left unclear whether her husband and children had tested positive for the virus.

Author : Dom Calicchio

Source : Fox News : Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing ‘mild’ symptoms