NY Governor Kathy Hochul tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Kathy Hochul revealed on Sunday that she has the coronavirus.

“Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic.” governor wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “I will be isolating myself and working remotely this week.

Hochul, 63, urged Empire State residents to get their vaccines and self-isolate if they show symptoms of COVID-19.

Governor Kathy Hochul says everyone should isolate and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Governor Kathy Hochul says everyone should isolate and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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“A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and get strong, get tested and stay home if you don’t feel well,” she said.

Hochul’s positive test makes her the latest New York politician to contract the virus.

New York Mayor Eric Adams contracted the virus last month when he had minor symptoms. In February, the then-Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin tested positive for COVID-19 days after attending the Democratic Party state convention that featured Hillary Clinton.

Late last year, city public attorney Jumaane Williams and then city controller Scott Stringer contracted COVID-19.

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