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 TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE, Stephen MillerStephen MillerCensus Bureau racing to complete noncitizen data, watchdog says Trump must concede as a holiday gift to the nation Pompeo to quarantine after contact with someone COVID-19 positive MORE and Hope HicksHope HicksTrump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus Women set to take key roles in Biden administration 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 ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MORE, and Sens. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOvernight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage Austin sworn in as nation's first Black Pentagon chief The Hill's 12:30 Report: Next steps in the Trump impeachment MORE (R-Utah) and Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSenators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader Democrats see Georgia as model for success across South 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 McDanielDemocrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze The Memo: Democrats scorn GOP warnings on impeachment 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.