CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced Friday she has tested positive for coronavirus after a sudden onset of symptoms Thursday afternoon.
“I am OKAY. It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever,” Baldwin said in an Instagram post on Friday.
Baldwin, who has been broadcasting from CNN’s New York City studios, is the second CNN anchor this week to announce she’s contracted the virus, just days after Chris Cuomo said he has the illness. Baldwin said she has been social distancing and following government guidelines, but the virus still “got” her.
The anchor is among many journalists to have contracted the virus. Baldwin, who hosts “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin” weekday afternoons, said she looks forward to being back on television “real soon.”
“I’m healthy … no underlying conditions,” Baldwin’s post read. “Honestly, I feel like one of the lucky ones.”
She continued: “And shout out to the doctors and nurses who are doing the real work right now.”