The Chief of Staff to the US Vice President, Mike Pence tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.
According to the VP’s spokesman, the Chief of Staff, Marc Short began quarantine and was assisting in the contract tracing process.
Spokeman Devin O’Malley however made it clear that the VP and his wife’s COVID 19 results returned negative.
“Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for Covid-19 today, and remain in good health,” he added.
Pence, who has been campaigning ahead of the November 3 election, will maintain his current schedule in consultation with White House doctors, said the spokesman.
A surge in Covid-19 cases led to the United States reaching a record number of daily infections for a second day running on Saturday, with nearly 89,000 new cases.