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Two Energy Secretary security detail members test positive for coronavirus

October 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The US Department of Energy building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images)

Two members of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's security detail tested positive for coronavirus, the department announced late Thursday night.

(CNN)Two members of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's security detail tested positive for coronavirus, the department announced late Thursday night.

Brouillette has tested negative for the virus and is not showing any symptoms, Energy spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes said in a statement posted on Twitter.

A host of lawmakers, governmental officials and their staff have tested positive for the virus recently.

In June, two Secret Service agents tested positive for coronavirus after working Trump's indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and dozens of agents were quarantined as a precaution.

The following month, eight Secret Service agents assigned to Vice President Mike Pence's detail ahead of his trip to Arizona tested positive for the virus.

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