Apr 10, 2022 - Health

New York mayor Eric Adams tests positive for COVID-19

New York City mayor Eric Adams speaks onstage during the 2022 ReelAbilities Film Festival Opening Night
New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks onstage during the 2022 ReelAbilities Film Festival Opening Night on April 7. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from his office.

Driving the news: New York is one of a number of states that has seen COVID-19 case numbers rise again amid the spread of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.

What they're saying: “This morning, Mayor Adams woke up with a raspy voice and, out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has now come back positive,” the statement read.

  • "At this time, the mayor has no other symptoms, but he is already isolating and will be canceling all public events for the remainder of the week,” the statement added, noting that Adams will continue working remotely.

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