Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus; Gov. Andrew Cuomo says brother ‘is going to be fine’

CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 49-year-old brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a tweet Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to people who are infected. Cuomo has extensively covered the coronavirus pandemic on the cable news network during his show “Cuomo Prime Time.”

“Sooooo 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 fever, chills and shortness of breath,” Cuomo wrote.

“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,” he continued. 

Cuomo concluded on a positive note: “We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!”

The New York governor said in a press conference Tuesday his brother “is going to be fine.”

“He’s my best friend,” the governor said, adding his brother joked to him this morning that “even the dogs won’t come downstairs.”

Chris Cuomo was most recently at CNN’s offices in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of New York City last Friday, CNN confirmed Tuesday.

USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Cuomo for comment.

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