CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for coronavirus after suffering a fever, chills, and shortness of breath.
Cuomo, who is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, revealed his diagnosis on Tuesday after suffering some of the symptoms of the virus.
The 49-year-old said he had been exposed in recent days to people who had subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
Cuomo said he was quarantining himself away from his wife and children in the basement of his home and would continue to film his nightly TV show from there.
‘I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath,’ Cuomo tweeted on Tuesday.
‘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 the family seem pleased!) I will do my shows from here.
‘We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united.’
His brother, Gov Cuomo, addressed the CNN anchor’s positive diagnosis during his Tuesday press conference where he provides daily statewide updates on the coronavirus.
Gov Cuomo used his brother’s case to urge essential workers to exercise caution amid the pandemic.
‘My brother Chris is positive for coronavirus. He is going to be fine, he’s young and in good shape, strong, not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine,’ Gov Cuomo said.
‘But there’s a lesson in this. He’s an essential worker – a member of the press. He’s been out there. You go out there, the chance you get effected is very high.’
While Cuomo may be ‘combative and argumentative’ when he is hosting his CNN show, Gov Cuomo said his brother was a ‘really sweet, beautiful guy’ who he described as his best friend.