Internal memo links 34 coronavirus cases to White House: report

Thirty-four White House staffers and "other contacts" have been infected with the coronavirus in recent days, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) memo obtained by ABC News.

The figure is 10 more than 24 staffers previously reported, although the memo did not specify the nature of the “other contacts,” according to ABC.

The memo says an unnamed top adviser to the president is among those who have tested positive for the virus. While the adviser is not named, two senior aides to President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE, Stephen MillerStephen MillerYang's tweet in support of Israel draws praise from conservatives Biden fills immigration court with Trump hires Sunday shows preview: Biden hits the road to promote infrastructure proposals; US begins withdrawal from Afghanistan MORE and Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE, have tested positive for the virus — Hicks last week and Miller on Tuesday evening.


Several people who attended a White House Rose Garden ceremony announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court have since tested positive for the virus. Among them are the president himself, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPence urges 'positive' agenda to counter Biden in first speech since leaving office Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? MORE, and Sens. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeGOP governor says Republican Party has to allow for differences Republicans urge probe into Amazon government cloud-computing bid: report Allowing a racist slur against Tim Scott to trend confirms social media's activist bias MORE (R-Utah) and Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSenate hears from Biden's high-profile judicial nominees for first time Senate Democrats take aim at 'true lender' interest rate rule Former North Carolina chief justice launches Senate campaign MORE (R-N.C.).

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and several members of her staff have also tested positive for the virus, as has Republican National Committee head Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielDetroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer New York Post deletes story alleging Kamala Harris book given to migrant children Virginia GOP reverses course, will let those with religious obligations cast absentee votes for Saturday convention MORE and Trump campaign director Bill Stepien.

Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday, after the White House confirmed he had tested positive for the virus. He checked out of the hospital Monday evening. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends self-isolation for 14 days after the onset of symptoms, the White House said Trump returned to working from the Oval Office on Wednesday.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment on the FEMA memo.