CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Tests Positive For COVID-19
Yet another celebrity has tested positive for the coronavirus. The latest one infected with the virus is CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo.
According to Forbes, the “Cuomo Prime Time” anchor made the announcement on his Twitter account after being “exposed to people in recent days.” The anchor shared that he often felt out of breath, as well as having the chills and a fever, before testing positive for the virus. For now, the host is quarantined in his basement and will be anchoring his show from there.
Cuomo has been on top of coronavirus coverage in the United States, especially since his older brother is New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo. New York has been one of the worst-hit states in America with regards to the coronavirus. According to the latest update from LiveScience, New York now has 66,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The number of deaths is now at 1,300 people.
The Hollywood Reporter quotes Governor Andrew Cuomo as saying that New York is nowhere near hitting the curve of coronavirus infections. Just last week, Cuomo signed an executive order closing nonessential businesses in the state and limiting nonessential gatherings of any size. All of this is hoped to curb the number of infections in New York.
Despite his brother’s diagnosis, the governor was still able to joke about it during his daily coronavirus briefing. According to him, his younger brother is “not as strong as he thinks.”
Now that Cuomo has tested positive for the coronavirus, he joins a list of celebrities that include Andy Cohen, Placido Domingo, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Kristofer Hivju, Olga Kurylenko, and Rita Wilson. Hanks and Wilson have recently returned to the United States from Australia after recovering from COVID-19.
According to the Mar. 31 situation report from the World Health Organization, there are now 750,890 confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world, with 57,610 of those being new cases. The number of deaths is at 36,405, with new deaths amounting to 3,301.
The European Region still holds the most number of confirmed cases at 423,946, with 31,131 of those being new cases. There are now 26,694 dead people in the region, with 2,733 of those being new deaths.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North and South America are at 163,014 people, with 20,935 of those being new cases. The number of dead is now at 2,836, with new deaths amounting to 379.