Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19

Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19

Jake Sullivan tested positive for COVID-19

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan (file photo)   Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19

Asymptomatic according to National Security Council spokesman

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, The White House said.

While Sullivan normally has frequent contact with President Joe Biden, the last time this happened was earlier in the week, a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

Sullivan kept his distance from Biden, he said, after several people he was in close contact with tested positive.

National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson reported that Sullivan's illness was “asymptomatic” and that “he was not in close contact with the president.”

The White House confirmed Thursday that Baide was tested did not give a negative result.