Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor who is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, he announced Tuesday.
Chris Cuomo’s disclosure came as his governor brother briefed reporters on the increasing numbers of COVID-19 in New York state, where Chris Cuomo is now one of nearly 76,000 Empire State residents with the disease.
“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath,” Chris Cuomo wrote in a Twitter post revealing his infection.
“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”
CNN media journalist Brian Stelter wrote on Twitter that the network informed staffers in New York of Chris Cuomo’s diagnosis.
“Chris is feeling well, and will continue anchoring from home,” Stelter wrote in the tweet.
CNN reported that Cuomo, who already had been doing broadcasts from his home as part of social-distancing efforts, was last…