National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks in the James S. Brady Briefing Room of the White House on May 18, 2022. AFP
Sullivan, 45, is "asymptomatic" and has not been in close contact with US President Joe Biden, according to Adrienne Watson, a spokesperson for the National Security Council.
He is the latest member of the Biden administration to have been infected with the coronavirus.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States has reported nearly 86 million COVID-19 cases and over 1 million related deaths in total.