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More than 100 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus — official

/ 05:56 AM January 23, 2021

FILE PHOTO: National Guard members stand during the 59th Presidential Inauguration near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

WASHINGTON — Between 100 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington D.C to provide security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the number could rise but was still a small percentage of the more than 25,000 troops that were in city over the past few days.

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