President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated in hospital.
Mr. Giuliani, who has led the Trump Campaign’s legal challenges to the election results, is the latest person close to the President to be infected.
The President and his team have been criticised for shunning safety guidance.
Mr. Trump was ill in October.
According to US media reports Mr. Giuliani, 76, was admitted to the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC on Sunday.
Nearly 14.6 million people have been infected with COVID-19 in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 281,234 people have died – the highest figures of any country in the world.