Chris Cuomo has been diagnosed with covid-19, the CNN anchor announced on Tuesday.
“In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for corona virus,” he tweeted. “I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
Cuomo has been quarantined in the basement of his home where he continues to work, including anchoring “Cuomo Prime Time.” He was last at the network’s offices on Friday, CNN reported.
The 49-year-old tweeted his concern about infecting his family, writing “that would make me feel worse than this illness!”
Cuomo’s profile has risen during the coronavirus crisis, owing to his sometimes affectionate, sometimes prickly interviews with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D). From his basement on Monday night, the CNN anchor kept pestering his governor brother about whether he’d ever consider running for president.