Biden adviser Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19 | Health

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the White House.

Sullivan typically has frequent contact with President Joe Biden, but the last was in contact with the president earlier this week, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Sullivan had kept his distance from Biden after “a few” people he had been in close contact with tested positive for the virus, the official said.

National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said Sullivan “is asymptomatic and has not been in close contact with the president.”

The White House confirmed Thursday that Biden had tested negative that day. White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Biden had been tested more recently.

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