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COVID-19: Joe Biden’s adviser, Jake Sullivan, tests positive

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan has tested positive for COVID-19, 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.

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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.

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

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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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