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Chris Christie Announces He Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Saturday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, making him the latest official in President Trump’s orbit to contract the virus.

“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two,” Christie tweeted. “I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”

The former governor was at the White House last Saturday for Trump’s announcement that he was nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Christie was spotted interacting closely with others in the Rose Garden without a mask.

Christie also interacted closely with Trump last week to assist with his preparation for the first presidential debate. That group included Conway, Hope Hicks, who has also tested positive.

The former governor said the group did not wear masks and that nobody showed symptoms at the time.

Christie is 58 and overweight. The latter puts him at a higher risk for having serious complications from the virus, though he did not disclose on Saturday whether he was experiencing any symptoms.