Washington US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was diagnosed with the Covid-19 on the 9th.
Carson’s office issued a statement on the same day that Carson was “in good spirits” and related treatment measures are helping him recover.
Carson is 69 years old and used to be a neurosurgeon. He began serving as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 2017.
According to US media reports, on the evening of the US presidential election on the 3rd, Carson and other government officials watched the election progress at the White House. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who also participated in the event was confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19 on the 6th.
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from the 4th to the 6th, the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States in a single day exceeded 100,000 for 3 consecutive days.
Statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of 14:00 Eastern Time on the 9th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 10 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 237,000.