US President Donald Trump (left) receives his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro (right), at the White House. (EFE Agency)
The contagion of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to COVID-19 placed him within a small group of leaders who also suffered from the new coronavirus.
The president is 74 years old, which puts him at a higher risk of serious complications.
Here's a look at other world leaders who passed the virus.
Britain's Prime Minister was the first major leader to confirm he had COVID-19. He was transferred to the intensive care unit of a hospital in April when his symptoms worsened dramatically, a day after being admitted for what were said to be routine tests. He received oxygen but did not need a respirator, according to officials.
Johnson later thanked the National Health Service staff for saving his life when his treatment could have “gone anyway.”
Brazil's president announced his illness in July and used it to publicly praise hydroxychloroquine, an untested anti-malaria drug for COVID-19 that he had touted as an effective treatment, and that he himself was taking.
For months he had flirted with the virus as he ignored social distancing in lively demonstrations and roused crowds on his way out of the presidential residence, often without a mask.
Juan Orlando Hernandez
The president of Honduras communicated his positive in June, along with that of two other people who worked closely with him. Hernández said he had started what he called the “MAIZ treatment,” an experimental and unproven combination of microdacin, azithromycin, ivermectin and zinc. He spent a brief stay in the hospital and was discharged. He has added his voice to the growing calls for equitable access to any vaccine against COVID-19, and at the last United Nations General Assembly he asked: “Are people going to let them die?”
The president of Guatemala announced his positive in September. “” My symptoms are very mild, so far I have a body ache, it hurt more yesterday than today, like a good flu, my back hurts, “he explained during a televised speech.” I have no fever, I have a little cough, ”he added, explaining that he will work from home.
The newly elected president of the Dominican Republic contracted COVID-19 and recovered during the campaign. He spent weeks in isolation before the general elections in July.
Albert II of Monaco
The palace of Monaco said in March that the monarch of the small Mediterranean principality had tested positive for the virus but that his condition was not worrying. He was the first head of state to publicly announce his illness.
Iran, the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, has seen several of its top officials catch it, including Vice Presidents Eshaq Jahangiri and Massoumeh Ebtekar. Several members of the cabinet also tested positive.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, 71, recently tested positive but his office said he had no symptoms and was isolated at home. Interior Minister Amit Shah, the second most powerful in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, was hospitalized for COVID-19 last month and has recovered. The death of the head of the Department of Railways, Suresh Angadi, last week, was the first of a federal minister due to the coronavirus.
The then Health Minister Yaakov Litzman contracted the coronavirus in April and recovered. Litzman is a leader of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community, which has registered a high level of infections as many of its members defied restrictions on religious gatherings. Jerusalem Minister Rafi Peretz tested positive in the summer, during a spike in cases across the country, and he's now recovered.