CNN Host Chris Cuomo Says He’s Tested Positive for COVID-19

March 31, 2020 Updated: March 31, 2020

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who is also the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said he tested positive for COVID-19, which is caused by the CCP virus.

Cuomo, 49, said on March 31 that he is feeling well and will continue to host his 9 p.m. CNN program “Cuomo Prime Time” from his home.

“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,” Cuomo wrote in a message posted 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,” he wrote. “I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”

Cuomo was most recently at CNN’s offices in New York City’s Hudson Yards on March 27, the network stated.

He hosted the show from his home on March 30, interviewing his brother, Andrew Cuomo. It isn’t clear if the two brothers have recently met in person.

The anchor wrote on March 31 that he’s now “quarantined in my basement” and will “do my shows from here.”

“We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united,” he said.

In a news conference on March 31, just moments after his brother tested positive for the virus, the governor said he believes Chris will be fine.

“He is going to be fine. He’s young, in good shape, strong—not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine. But there’s a lesson to this. He’s an essential worker, remember, the press. He’s been out there. If you go out there, the chance that you get infected is high,” Gov. Cuomo said.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo waves after giving a daily CCP virus press conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is being turned into a hospital to help fight CCP virus cases in New York City on March 27, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

New York has reported more than 75,000 CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus cases and more than 1,500 deaths as of March 31, according to the governor.

Earlier this month, Chris Cuomo dedicated a segment on his nightly CNN show to criticizing President Donald Trump for referring to the CCP virus as “the Chinese virus.”

“Listen, you may think it’s clever, but it’s hurting,” Cuomo said on March 19. “The idea, ‘Well, it did come from China.’ Then why doesn’t Fauci and other top health officials, why don’t they call it that? You know why? Because it could have come from anywhere.”

It is widely believed that the CCP virus first originated in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Authorities in Wuhan locked the city down—using what rights activists have described as extremely harsh measures—in late January.