(NBC) White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest official to have tested positive for Covid-19, she revealed Monday morning on Twitter, adding to a swelling number positive tests after President Donald Trump contracted the virus last week.
Two of her deputies — assistant press secretary Karoline Leavitt and principal assistant press secretary Chad Gilmartin, who is related to McEnany’s husband — also contracted Covid-19 and are working from home, sources confirmed.
Eleven people tied to the president have contracted the virus in recent days. In addition, three Republican senators have tested positive.
McEnany said in a statement that her “close contacts” did not include members of the news media, although she spoke with reporters outside the White House on Sunday while not wearing a mask. She said she is experiencing no symptoms.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany wrote. “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
McEnany added that she “definitively had no knowledge” that a fellow top White House official, Hope Hicks, had tested positive before she held a news briefing Thursday.