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HUD Secretary Ben Carson tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Ben Carson listens to a question from a reporter during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus/File Photo

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson tested positive for the coronavirus Monday morning, according to ABC News.

Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate, is a member of the White House coronavirus task force. He was tested at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington after he began to experience symptoms of COVID-19, though he is no longer at the hospital.

“Secretary Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery,” Coalter Baker, Carson’s chief of staff, said in a statement to ABC News.

Carson was at the White House last week for an election night party that was also attended by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who announced last Wednesday that he also tested positive for COVID-19.