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Coronavirus live updates: Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

A woman with a skull base defect was found to have a spinal fluid leak after getting a nasal swab test for the coronavirus, according to a new study, in what researchers say is the first such case.

After getting a coronavirus test before an elective hernia surgery, a woman in her 40s started experiencing a headache, nausea, light sensitivity and drainage of clear fluid from one side of her nose, Christopher Blake Sullivan, a physician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, told The Washington Post.

“We were able to identify that she had a spinal fluid leak, called a cerebrospinal fluid leak,” said Sullivan, the study’s lead author.

“What is the likely reason that happened is she had nasopharyngeal swab testing done for covid,” he said, referring to coronavirus tests done with a long nasal swab.

Jarrett Walsh, an assistant professor at the University of Iowa and

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White House Adviser Hope Hicks Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Traveling With Trump

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest confidantes, has tested positive for COVID-19. She traveled with the commander in chief to campaign rallies in Minnesota and Ohio this week, as well as to Tuesday’s presidential debate, and she was seen in photos both with and without a face covering.

The president confirmed the news late Thursday after it was first reported by Bloomberg. “So she did test positive,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. He said he and the First Lady were tested for the virus but won’t get the results until later Thursday or Friday.

“Whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know,” he said.

“We’ll see what happens. Who knows,” Trump said. “I spend a lot of time with Hope. So does the First Lady.”

A White House spokesman said safety protocols were in place to protect the president despite members of his circle contracting

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