The brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and CNN host Chris Cuomo,has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Chris Cuomo’s disclosure came after his governor brother briefed reporters on the increasing numbers of COVID-19 in New York state, where the CNN host is now one of nearly 76,000 Empire State residents with the disease.
Cuomo was last seen in CNN’s office in New York City on Friday March 27. On Monday night, the anchor broadcast his show from his home, which featured his governor brother joking with him about the basement location of the broadcast.
In a tweet on Tuesday March 31, Chris revealed that he experienced COVID-19 symptoms, including “fever, chills and shortness of breath.
He wrote in a tweet;
“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.
“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”
The good-natured banter on Monday night between the brothers, whose late father Mario Cuomo had served as New York’s governor was widely noted on social media.