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President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus

On Oct. 1, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. In a tweet on Oct. 2, Trump said, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.” 

To date, Ballotpedia has tracked the following government officials and candidates who have died, been diagnosed with, or quarantined as a result of the coronavirus:

  1. One federal official, four state officials, and two local officials in Ballotpedia’s coverage scope have died of the coronavirus.
  2. Sixteen federal officials and two federal candidates have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
  3. Ninety-one state officials or candidates have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
  4. Twenty-two local officials in Ballotpedia’s coverage scope have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
  5. An additional 43 people at the federal level, 78 at the state level, and 26 at the local level have self-quarantined but not tested positive for coronavirus. 


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