Governor Kathy Hochul revealed on Sunday that she has the coronavirus.
“Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I am vaccinated and boosted, and I am asymptomatic,” said the governor wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “I will self-isolate and work remotely this week.
Hochul, 63, urged Empire State residents to get vaccinated and self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19
“A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, 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 City Mayor Eric Adams contracted the virus last month when he experienced minor symptoms. In February, then lieutenant. Governor Brian Benjamin tested positive for COVID-19 days after attending the state Democratic Party convention which featured Hillary Clinton.
Late last year, city public attorney Jumaane Williams and then-city comptroller Scott Stringer both contracted COVID-19.
New York Post