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

CNN anchor Chris CuomoChris CuomoDemocrats brush off risks of paring down spending package Family attorney: 'Probability is strong' that human remains found belong to Brian Laundrie The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Arizona recount to show Trump's loss by even wider margin MORE in a message on Twitter said he's tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden makes his pitch as tax questions mount Hochul gets early boost as NY gubernatorial race takes shape EMILY's List announces early endorsement of Hochul 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.