American Secret Service agent infected with Covid-19

An American Secret Service agent (left) is on duty at the White House. Photo: Getty.
An American Secret Service agent (left) is on duty at the White House. Photo: Getty.

Newly released documents show that 11 members of the US Secret Service are still positive for Covid-19, alongside dozens of people who have recovered or are in quarantine.

According to documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) obtained by Yahoo News, the US Secret Service Agency is having 11 positive cases of corona virus, as of May 7. In addition, 23 members of the agency are said to have recovered and another 60 are believed to be self-isolated.

It is unclear whether anyone recently worked at the White House or had any contact with President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.

News of the corona virus spread among Secret Service members surfaced amid a number of White House personnel who turned positive for Covid-19 this week, causing concern about the risk of an outbreak. disease here.

“To protect the privacy of employees’ health information and to keep their operations confidential, the Secret Service did not disclose how many employees were positive for Covid-19, as well as how many employees had or is being quarantined, “Justine Whelan, a spokesman for the agency, told Yahoo News when asked about the documents.

On May 8, media reported that Katie Miller, the press secretary of Vice President Pence and the wife of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, was infected. Earlier, one of President Trump’s personal servants had shown a positive result after showing symptoms earlier this week.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence have been tested regularly for viruses and so far have been negative. Trump this week said he would start testing daily, instead of weekly, after a case in the White House.

He also said he was not worried about the virus, and continued to attend meetings and events without a mask, despite recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I’m not worried. But you know, look, I got the job done. I’m not worried about everything. I do what I have to do,” he said.

“We have taken very strong precautions at the White House. But again, we are dealing with an invisible situation. No one knows what is happening.”