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Chris Christie tests positive for coronavirus

Thomas Catenacci on October 3, 2020

Chris Christie tested positive for coronavirus, the former New Jersey governor announced Saturday morning.

Christie is the latest official to reveal a coronavirus diagnosis after a recent White House visit. At least seven people who attended the Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony in which President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court have tested positive, The Guardian reported.

“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,” Christie tweeted. “I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”

The president announced early Friday morning that he and the first lady both tested positive for the virus. Trump was transported to Walter Reed hospital “out of an abundance of caution” Friday.

Other Rose Garden ceremony attendees to have tested positive include Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, as well as former White House aide Kellyanne Conway and Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins.

Christie helped prepare Trump for the first presidential debate that took place Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

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