New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
The Democratic governor, who took office in August after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned amid accusations of sexual harassment, announced on Sunday she is the latest high-profile politician to contract COVID-19.
“Today I tested positive for COVID-19,” Hochul said on Twitter. “Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week. A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well.”
Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week.— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 8, 2022
A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well.
HOCHUL CHOOSES NEW RUNNING MATE
Hochul's positive test comes as she prepares to fight off an expected challenge from her predecessor in August.
On Tuesday, Hochul named a new running mate, who will appear on the ballot with her later this year.
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Hochul selected Rep. Antonio Delgado to run as her lieutenant governor after former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested last month. Benjamin withdrew himself from the ballot but said he was "innocent of these unsubstantiated charges" of federal bribery conspiracy.
Several journalists tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner last weekend.