CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement posted on social media on Tuesday, Cuomo announced that he was already experiencing symptoms and subsequently tested positive. He said he likely contracted the coronavirus after having been exposed to several people who “tested positive” in recent days.
“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter.
“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills, and shortness of breath,” the CNN anchor continued. “I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”
“I am quarantined in my basement (which actually makes the rest of my family seem pleased!) I will do my shows from here. We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!” he added.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 31, 2020
Why it matters: He’s the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose state has been ravaged by the illness, and frequently has had his sibling appear on “Cuomo Prime Time” throughout the crisis.
Cuomo’s show aired from his basement Monday, a routine he will continue under quarantine.
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He was at CNN’s New York City offices last Friday, reports the network’s Brian Stelter.
Several members of the media reached out to Cuomo online:
Oh man. Wishing you the best and feel better!
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 31, 2020
May it be mild and I hope you recover soon, Chris!!!
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) March 31, 2020
Wow omg … wishing you the best and a quick recovery!
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 31, 2020
God bless you, brother. Sending love and prayers from DC. 💪 🙏
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 31, 2020
Praying for a speedy recovery and that your family stays healthy 💙
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) March 31, 2020
Prayers up, Chris.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) March 31, 2020
Praying for you! Get well soon.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 31, 2020
Wish you the best.
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) March 31, 2020
Speedy recovery sir.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 31, 2020
Prayers up for a speedy recovery.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 31, 2020
Prayer for you brother.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) March 31, 2020
Get well soon. 💪
— 🏝 Kim (@kim) March 31, 2020