Mike Pence being tested for coronavirus after aide tests positive

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Photo credit A large monitor displaying a map of Asia and a tally of total coronavirus cases, deaths, and recovered, is visible behind Vice President Mike Pence, center, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, as they tour the Secretary's Operations Center following a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that both he and his wife will be tested for the coronavirus.

Pence made the announcement during a coronavirus news conference at the White House a day after his office revealed that one of his aides tested positive.

"‪This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the coronavirus," spokesperson Katie Miller said Friday night. "Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual. Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines."

Pence said he and his wife, Karen, would be tested Saturday afternoon. He also said the aide who tested positive is "doing well."

President Donald Trump was tested last week and the results came back negative.

An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo also tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for the governor said Friday.

Melissa ReRosa, secretary to Cuomo, said in a statement, "A member of our press office felt ill mid-day Thursday and immediately isolated themselves. This staffer was tested for COVID-19 this morning and that test has come back positive."

She continued, "While none of the other members of the press office are demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms, those who worked in and around the staffer's work station have been place in cuationary quarantine."