KEY POINTS

  • Giuliani was admitted to the Georgetown University Medical Center with COVID-19
  • He attended numerous meetings wher he refused to wear a mask
  • His infection is the latest in a string of coronavirus outbreaks among Trump's inner circle

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and a former New York City mayor, has been hospitalized Sunday after testing positive for the coronavirus. 

Trump revealed on Giuliani's COVID-19 diagnosis in a Sunday afternoon tweet, where he also wished him a speedy recovery.

“@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!” Trump tweeted. 

Giuliani was admitted to the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, a source familiar with the situation told CNN. It was not reported whether Trump's attorney has experienced coronavirus-related symptoms. 

The 76-year-old has traveled to key battleground states to help President Trump challenge the election outcome. On numerous occasions, he has ignored COVID-19 protocols, meeting with other officials while not wearing a mask. 

On Thursday, Giuliani attended a hearing at the Georgia Capitol, where he remained maskless for seven hours. A few Republican state senators also refused to wear masks during the hearing. 

“Little did I know that most credible death threat that I encountered last week was Trump’s own lawyer. Giuliani — maskless, in packed hearing room for 7 hours. To say I am livid would be too kind,” tweeted Georgia state Sen. Jen Jordan, a Democrat.

On Wednesday night, Giuliani attended a nearly five-hour legislative hearing in Lansing, Michigan, where he pushed lawmakers not to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. He and Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis did not wear masks. 

The former mayor also refused to self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a coronavirus-infected person at a Nov. 19 news conference. Andrew Giuliani, his son, tested positive for the virus a day after the event, the Associated Press reported. 

Giuliani’s coronavirus diagnosis is the latest in a string of COVID-19 cases among people in President Trump’s inner circle. 

On Nov. 25, campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn tested positive the same day Giuliani attended a Pennsylvania meeting over voter fraud allegations. One of the lawmakers in that meeting also tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Donald Trump Jr. and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows were diagnosed with COVID-19 days after the 2020 election, The New York Times reporte

In October, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. Other Trump allies who revealed their diagnosis include  adviser Kellyanne Conway, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.  Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump, looks on during an appearance in Michigan Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump, looks on during an appearance in Michigan Photo: AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY