FOUR people tested positive for coronavirus at the Republican National Convention in North Carolina this week.
Mecklenburg County confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday morning after GOP members kicked off their speeches there this week.
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Their statement read: "[Two] attendees & 2 event support people tested positive for COVID-19 at the Republican National Convention.
"All were immediately isolated.
"[Sixty-two] County residents at higher education institutions outside the County have tested positive for COVID-19."
News of the COVID-19 outbreak in North Carolina comes after Trump ripped into his Dem rival in his address.
He also acknowledged the effect of the vicious virus on the United States.
"In recent months, our nation, and the entire planet, has been struck by a new and powerful invisible enemy," he said from the White House lawn in Washington DC, where 1,000 of his followers listened.
"Like those brave Americans before us, we are meeting this challenge. We are delivering lifesaving therapies, and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, or maybe even sooner!
"We will defeat the virus end the pandemic, and emerge stronger than ever before."
However, his former Dem rival Hillary Clinton weighed in on the RNC last night, predicting a wave of COVID deaths.
"As this administration insists over four days of the RNC that COVID-19 is behind us, another 4,000 Americans will die of COVID-19," she tweeted before the contagion was announced.
Meanwhile, although the coronavirus numbers are down about 12 percent across the country versus last week – but there are still around 900 daily virus deaths in the USA.
Johns Hopkins University data indicates that cases are going down in Arizona (36 percent), while California and Texas have experienced a decrease of 29 percent and Florida's numbers are down 26 percent.
However, there is an uptick in the midwest and infections are rising in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and North Dakota.
On Thursday, COVID deaths here topped 180,000 and more than 5.8 million infections have been reported.
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