Several Trump campaign employees are quarantined after the Tulsa rally

Several employees in President TrumpDonald John Trump The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to defeat ObamaCare Trump says there will be ‘retribution’ for those who disfigure the monuments of the White House task force that tracks coronavirus spikes even when Trump says the virus is ‘disappearing’: MORE reportThe re-election campaign was reportedly quarantined this week after interactions with colleagues who tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the Tulsa, Oklahoma presidential rally last weekend.

A number of senior campaign officials are quarantined during the week instead of going to the office, CNN reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.

A campaign official told The Hill on Thursday that the staff who were in Tulsa are working remotely and will be evaluated before returning to the office.

The rally, the first by Trump since the start of the pandemic, took place amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, though any spike in cases associated with the event would not yet have appeared in state data due at the delay time for the incubation period of the disease. .

The Trump campaign said earlier this week that two members of his advanced campaign team tested positive for the virus after attending the rally. The campaign said the two people wore masks throughout the event, but that they would be quarantined after receiving positive tests.

Six other members of the advanced campaign team tested positive before the rally, although they were not allowed to attend the event. Separately, dozens of Secret Service agents have self-quarantined since the demonstration.

CNN said Thursday that the self-isolating employees were not identified, but reported that several surrogates for the campaign present at the rally have been tested after traveling together in a rented plane without masks.

Tulsa County reported 259 new cases Wednesday, a new record. Overall, on Thursday, the state reported 438 new positive cases, bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 11,948. More than 8,500 have recovered from the disease in the state, while 375 have died.

Tulsa and Oklahoma City have been the most affected parts of the state, with 2,949 and 2,410 confirmed cases respectively, according to state data.

Other states experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases include Florida, Texas, and California. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced Thursday that some reopening measures will be suspended in Lone Star State.