Nearly a dozen members of the U.S. Secret Service protecting the president, the vice president and their families, have been struck by the coronavirus, with several dozen other staff members in self-quarantine.
The Secret Service confirmed in March that a single employee had tested positive for COVID-19. But according to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents seen by Yahoo News, and also reported by USA Today, the disease is much more widespread, with 11 active cases at the agency, 23 staff members recovered, and 60 now in self-isolation.
Of the Secret Service’s 7,600 employees, there are 3,000 agents who work closely with those whom they protect. There has been no breakdown of infection numbers and whether they were civilians or agents working closely with U.S. political leaders. Their locations are also not known.
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WNU Editor: This is bad. If this report is true, I am sure the Vice President and/or the President have been exposed.
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11 Secret Service employees infected with coronavirus, 60 in self-quarantine — USA Today
Document reveals Secret Service has 11 current virus cases, as concerns about Trump’s staff grow — Yahoo News
Eleven Secret Service agents test positive for COVID-19: report — The Hill
11 Secret Service agents test positive for COVID-19 and fears of it spreading through the White House are mounting — Business Insider