CNN’s business anchor, Richard Quest, announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus disease.
“I have caught coronavirus. I am blessed in that I have few symptoms – just a cough. I am saving my prayers and thoughts for those less fortunate. Stay in. And protect lives,” Quest tweeted shortly after making an on-air announcement.
Quest is the third on-air employee at the CNN to contract Covid-19 after anchors Chris Cuome and Brooke Baldwin were diagnosed with COVID-19.
All three anchors are based in New York State. The death toll in New York state has risen to 12,654, according to Johns Hopkins University, the highest coronavirus death toll in the United States.
The US death toll surged past 42,500 with 72,389 recoveries. So far, the US has 678,031 active cases as of Tuesday, April 21.