Governor Kathy Hochul announces she has COVID-19; have no symptoms
The governor said she was asymptomatic and would remain in self-isolation while working remotely this week.
Hochul, who said she was vaccinated and boosted, urged New Yorkers in a tweet “to get vaccinated and boosted, get tested and stay home if you don’t feel well.”
Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I am vaccinated and boosted, and I am asymptomatic. I will self-isolate and work remotely this week.
A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested and stay home if you don’t feel well.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 8, 2022
Hochul’s positive test comes as the number of cases increases in New York. For weeks, much of upstate New York has been in the orange high alert zone, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designation that reflects severe community spread.
Last week, New York City crossed the city’s “medium risk” threshold, indicating widening spread of the subvariant known as BA.2 that swept across northern State.
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