New York Governor Kathy Hochul stated that she had tested positive for COVID 29 and that she was asymptomatic.
She announced on Sunday: “Today I tested positive for COVID-19,” the Democratic governor tweeted. “Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic.
“I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week,” she wrote. “A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well.”
Kathy Hochul attended an event on Friday and was seen beside New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy. Phil had tested positive for COVID 19 at the end of March, as stated by NBC News.
Kathy Hochul, The 18th Governor To Test Positive
Hochul joined her gubernatorial tri-state counterparts in catching the virus this spring, and was at least the 18th U.S. governor to test positive for COVID-19, according to an Associated Press tally.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams also recently tested positive for the virus amid an uptick in cases in the state.
COVID-19 had also caught New York City Mayor Eric Adams last month, who tested positive on April 10 after attending a “super-spreader” dinner in Washington, D.C.
Hochul’s positive test comes amid rising case numbers in New York. For weeks, much of upstate New York has been in the high-alert orange zone, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designation that reflects serious community spread.
New York City last week crossed the city’s threshold for “medium risk,” indicating the widening spread of the subvariant knowns as BA.2 that has swept the state’s northern reaches.