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Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for Covid-19, but is asymptomatic

Donald Trump Jr speaks during a rain shower to an audience wearing ponchos at a Fighters Against Socialism campaign rally in support of his father, U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus at the start of the week, his spokesperson confirmed Friday evening, the latest in a series of people connected to the White House who have contracted the virus.

Trump Jr. is asymptomatic and following all medically recommended Covid-19 guidelines, the spokesperson said. He has been in quarantine at his cabin since receiving the test results.

Bloomberg first reported the news.

Trump Jr., who serves as executive vice president at the Trump Organization, is the latest member of the family to contract the virus. In October, President Trump, first lady Melania and Trump’s youngest son Barron all tested positive. The president was hospitalized for several days with the

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Asymptomatic coronavirus patient shed virus for 70 days: study

  • A 71-year-old hospital patient with leukemia tested positive for the coronavirus in March.
  • The woman remained infectious for at least 70 days.
  • The case study shows that immunosuppressed people who get the coronavirus could remain contagious for longer than previously thought. 
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On March 2, a 71-year-old hospital patient with leukemia tested positive for the coronavirus.

On average, COVID-19 patients shed infectious virus particles for about eight days. But 70 days after her diagnosis, the elderly patient was still shedding infectious particles. By mid-June, more than 100 days later, the woman was still testing positive — meaning her body still contained traces of the virus’ genetic material. 

“We think that at least up to day 70, this patient would have been able to spread the virus to others,” Vincent Munster, a virologist at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Business Insider. Munster

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