Second Anchor at CNN Diagnosed with the Wuhan Coronavirus

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Posted: Apr 03, 2020 2:05 PM
Second Anchor at CNN Diagnosed with the Wuhan Coronavirus

Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced on Friday in a post on Instagram she has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.

Baldwin said she is "okay" and the symptoms for the virus came on "suddenly" on Thursday.

"Chills, aches, fever. I've been doing social distancing. Doing ALL the things we're being told to do. Still — it got me. I'm healthy...no underlying conditions...Honestly I feel like one of the lucky ones. I look forward to being back on [T.V.] and seeing you real soon," Baldwin said.

She also gave a shoutout to the "doctors and nurses who are doing the real work right now." 

Baldwin is the second anchor on CNN to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Chris Cuomo announced on Tuesday in a statement on his Twitter account that he has the virus and that he will continue to work from the basement of his home.

"Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. 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 don't give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness! I am quarantined in my basement (which actually makes the rest of the family seem pleased!) I will do my shows from here," Cuomo wrote.

New York City has been a hotspot for the virus in the United States. As of Friday, the city has 57,159 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,562 deaths. In total, the United States has 258,214 confirmed cases and 6,605 deaths, with 9,408 people having recovered.