A growing number of White House staff and senior Republicans have tested positive for Covid-19 since US President Donald Trump revealed last week that he had contracted the respiratory disease.

The infections have interrupted campaigning for the presidential election on 3 November, rattled financial markets and slowed the work of Congress, with the Senate vowing to delay any votes now that three members of the Republican majority have tested positive.

Several people who met Mr Trump last week said they had since tested negative, but it can take days for someone who has been exposed to the virus to develop symptoms or to test positive.

The following is a list of people close to Mr Trump who have tested positive for the  virus in recent days:

Melania Trump

Donald Trump, who had carried out a busy week of events starting with the introduction of his Supreme Court nominee on 26 September at a packed White House ceremony, said on Friday that he and his wife, Melania, had tested positive.

Jalen Drummond

Assistant press secretary, Jalen Drummond, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Bloomberg News report. 

One of the deputies to press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, Mr Drummond was present in the Rose Garden on 26 September for a ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Kayleigh McEnany

The White House press secretary said in a statement on Monday that she has tested positive, adding that she is experiencing no symptoms.

Admiral Ray Charles

Vice commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray, tested positive on Monday for the virus, the Pentagon said yesterday.

It said top US military leaders - including Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Mark Milley - are self-quarantining after Admiral Ray had attended a meeting last week with service chiefs. The military's top brass had all tested negative so far, the Pentagon said.

Jayna McCarron

Jayna McCarron, one of the president's military aides, has coronavirus, according Bloomberg News yesterday.

A valet

One of the president's valets, who is also active duty military and travelled with the president last week, has also tested positive, according to Bloomberg News.

Chad Gilmartin

White House press office staffer, Chad Gilmartin, tested positive over the weekend, according to a source.

Karoline Leavitt

Karoline Leavitt, a White House communications aide, tested positive for Covid-19, according to a source.

Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks, a close adviser to the president who often travelled with him on the Air Force One and Marine One presidential aircraft, tested positive on Thursday.

Ronna McDaniel

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, who has had frequent contact with Mr Trump, said on Friday she tested positive for the virus and was quarantined at home in Michigan.

Senator Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson, who heads the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Senator Thom Tillis

Senator Thom Tillis tested positive for the coronavirus, he said in a statement on Friday.

A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, his positive test results comes after he attended an Oval Office meeting with Supreme Court nominee Barrett.

Senator Mike Lee

Mike Lee, another senator on the Judiciary Committee, also said he tested positive on Friday.

He was present at the Oval Office meeting on 26 September.

Bill Stepien

Mr Trump's campaign manager, Bill Stepien, also tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday and will work from home, according to a senior campaign official.

Governor Chris Christie

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Saturday that he was checking himself into a hospital as a precautionary measure after testing positive for coronavirus.

Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway, a former counsellor to Mr Trump, said in a post on Twitter that she had tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

She attended the Rose Garden ceremony for Barrett on 26 September.

Notre Dame President John Jenkins

University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins, who also attended the White House ceremony, said on Friday that he had tested positive.

Nicholas Luna

Assistant to Mr Trump Nicholas Luna, a "body man" who accompanies the president day and night, has tested positive, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Stephen Miller

Top White House aide Stephen Miller confirmed yesterday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was in quarantine.