A White House security official is reportedly “gravely ill” after contracting COVID-19 in September, Bloomberg reports.
The publication identified the official as Crede Bailey, who heads the White House’s security office. He has reportedly been receiving hospital care since September.
The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.
According to Bloomberg, which cited four sources familiar with official’s condition, Bailey grew sick before the Rose Garden event held on Sept. 26, in which President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Since that event, more than 10 attendees — including the president, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor MORE and adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayChristie says he was unable to reach Trump on Jan. 6 Watchdog cites 13 Trump officials who violated Hatch Act before 2020 election Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act MORE — have tested positive for the disease. However, the White House is not contact tracing attendees of the event, according to a report from The New York Times, which cited an unnamed White House official for its coverage earlier this week.
The Trump administration has been coming under increased scrutiny in recent days for its protocols to counter the spread of the coronavirus as the number cases of White House staff contracting the illness continue to climb.
White House senior adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to tackle omicron risks with new travel rules Midterms are coming: Will we get answers on Jan. 6 before it's too late? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP dealt 2022 blow, stares down Trump-era troubles MORE became one of the president’s latest aides to test positive for COVID-19 this week. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has also contracted the illness, in addition to several others in the White House press department.
White House adviser Hope HicksHope HicksWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan MORE was also confirmed to have positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, shortly before it was discovered the president and the first lady had also been diagnosed with the disease.