Mar 31, 2020 - Economy

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus

Chris Cuomo.

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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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.
  • He was at CNN's New York City offices last Friday, reports the network's Brian Stelter.

What he's saying:

"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. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath. 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!"
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