Vice President Harris Tests Positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking official in Washington to be infected and raising new concerns about President Biden’s potential exposure as the virus tears through his administration.

The vice president’s office said she tested positive on both rapid and P.C.R. tests and will stay away from the White House until she tests negative, working instead from the vice president’s official residence on the campus of the Naval Observatory.

“She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence,” said Kirsten Allen, the vice president’s spokeswoman. “She has not been a close contact to the president or first lady due to their respective recent travel schedules.”

Ms. Harris, 57, is the latest Washington official to contract the virus recently in an outbreak that has much of the capital worried about the spreading risk. Among others at the highest reaches of government to be infected lately was Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meaning that the top two successors to the presidency have been infected.

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