Four people who were at RNC in Charlotte test positive for COVID-19

Four people tested positive for COVID-19 at this year’s Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Of those who tested positive, two were attendees, and two were support people for the event, according to a statement Friday from Mecklenburg County, which added that all four people were “immediately isolated” after their test results came back.

While most of the prime-time speeches were largely prerecorded, there were also party business meetings in Charlotte, which was originally set to host the entire convention until the coronavirus pandemic began. Both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made surprise appearances at the Charlotte Convention Center for roll call on Monday.

Some delegates participated virtually, but those who went in person were required to pass an at-home coronavirus test before arriving. Once they got to the hotel, a second test was given.

Mecklenburg County, which said some 792 COVID-19 tests were conducted among people who participated in RNC meetings, has had nearly 25,000 confirmed cases and at least 290 deaths since the pandemic first began.

The four-day convention wrapped up on Thursday evening with a live speech by Trump outside the White House and a fireworks display over the National Mall.

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