Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly tests positive for coronavirus
FILE PHOTO: Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a high-profile ally of President Donald Trump, has contracted the coronavirus, according to reports. (MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images)

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a high-profile ally of President Donald Trump, has contracted the coronavirus, according to reports.

Gaetz told multiple people in Washington that he had tested positive for the virus, Politico reported.

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Gaetz told Politico that he “tested positive for antibodies. I have no live virus.”

The diagnosis comes during a second outbreak of the virus among Republican circles. Earlier this week, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tested positive for the virus. At least five other staffers have also tested postive, KABC reported.

Trump, first lady Melania Trump and more than two dozen others tested positive in October after attending a large, outdoor gathering announcing the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.