Second CNN Anchor Tests Positive For COVID-19

CNN anchors Brooke Baldwin, left, and Dana Bash. Screenshot: Youtube/CNN

Apr 3, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Another CNN news has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease.

In an Instagram post Friday, anchor Brooke Baldwin said that her symptoms — a fever, chills and aches — came on suddenly Thursday afternoon.

She said she’d been social distancing and doing all of the things that medical experts have said to do.

“Still — it got me,” she said.

CNN prime-time host Chris Cuomo also has COVID-19, and twice this week did shows remotely from the basement of his home.

Most people who get the coronavirus suffer mild to moderate symptoms and recover. But for some, mostly the elderly and those with underlying conditions, it can be fatal.

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Chris Cuomo lost 13 pounds in 3 days

USA TODAY – Chris Cuomo says he’s lost a significant amount of weight in a short time span while battling the coronavirus.

The CNN anchor, 49, appeared on CNN’s Global Town Hall broadcast Thursday night from his basement to give an update on his health, which included him sharing he “lost 13 pounds in three days.”

“I’m a big guy, I started off at 230 pounds,” Cuomo said. “My wife is feeding me like we were still in the dating phase. So it’s not like I’m hurting for nutrition. I’m eating and drinking constantly. I’m just sweating it out, and it’s the sickness.”

He also said he’s still suffering from a fever, profuse sweating, headaches and pains in his face.

“Literally my vision in my left eye is a little blurry from pressure, from sinus pressure and some manifestation of the virus,” he explained.

In his apperance, Cuomo added that statistically the majority of people who get the virus will wind up OK, but he says it’s not easy.

“You suffer when you have this at home unless you are ridiculously lucky statistically,” he said. “So, yeah, 80%, we’re going to make it through, but the idea that it’s easy, so you can be nonchalant, that’s so misleading.” Read more. 

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