CPAC Attendee from New Jersey Tests Positive for Corornavirus


Also present at the event were a number of administration and cabinet officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and newly-appointed White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

"The vulnerability happened previous to the summit".

Organisers of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, said an attendee of its annual Washington-area conference last month has tested positive for the coronavirus. The patient was quarantined in New Jersey and is under the care of medical professionals, but the ACU did not specify where.

A New Jersey Hospital tested the person, and CDC confirmed the positive result.

He said he had no plans to curtail his campaign rallies even though other large gatherings of people were being canceled across the country.

"We're obviously concerned about the patient", said Schlapp in the Fox News interview, adding that he spoke with the patient on Saturday over the phone.

Separately, the Washington Post on Sunday said it had asked staff who attended CPAC and a conference held in Washington by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) pro-Israel lobby in early March to self-quarantine for seven days.

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A statement from the trust read: "Sadly, we can confirm that an older patient with underlying health conditions has died". Giving evidence to the Health Select Committee, Prof Chris Whitty said: 'I'm expecting the number only to go up'.

Data from Johns Hopkins University states there have been 401 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the USA with 17 deaths.

The conference was attended by numerous high-profile conservative political figures, including Trump and Pence.

He also said he was ready to help Iran deal with an outbreak.

NY announced 21 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the state's told to 76 cases.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to reporters that precautions were being taken although she did not offer specifics.

In a statement released Monday, the attending physician said the individual who has been diagnosed with coronavirus, or COVID-19, was "able to recall specific names of people he had contact with during the meeting". At this time, there is no indication that either President Trump or Vice President Pence met with or were in close proximity to the attendee. I have consistently said that I had incidental contact with this infected CPAC attendee but have no symptoms.