CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says he's tested positive for the coronavirus

CNN anchor Chris CuomoChris CuomoDefiant NJ gym owners to CNN's Cuomo: 'We're being villainized' Chris Cuomo blasts Trump over photo with Goya products: 'In the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans' Democratic super PAC to launch 'Creepy Trump' TV ad MORE in a message on Twitter said he's tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo to serve as National Association of Governors chair New York City adding 'key entry point' checkpoints to enforce quarantine Iconic NY columnist Pete Hamill dies MORE (D), said he was experiencing symptoms after being exposed to others who tested positive for the virus.

“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I have fever, chills and shortness of breath,” he said.


Cuomo, 49, said he is quarantined in his basement at his home and will continue working from there.

“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!” he said.

The governor announced his brother's diagnosis at his daily briefing Tuesday. He seemed confident of his recovery, saying his brother is "not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine.”


According to CNN, Cuomo was last at the network's Hudson Yards headquarters in New York City last Friday. Cuomo is the third case of the coronavirus at CNN's New York offices after employees were notified of another case in mid-March.

CNN, as well as other major networks such as MSNBC and Fox News, have had several cases pop up in their New York offices as they navigate remote broadcasting.

As of Tuesday afternoon, New York City has more than 38,000 confirmed cases of the virus and 914 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins.