Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced on Sunday that she tested positive for coronavirus is the worst of Mother’s Day Surprise for States first mom governor.
Aides said that Ms Hochul had no symptoms and that the virus was detected as part of a of governor testing procedure in Albany.
news forced Ms. Hochul to cancel a trip she had planned to Washington, D.C. to see her family and a week old granddaughter.
“Today I got a positive result for COVID-19,” Ms Hochul wrote. on Twitter. “Fortunately, I am vaccinated and revaccinated and have no symptoms. This week I will be isolated and work remotely.”
Ms. Hochul’s exposure happens like a fortune battles another option which more transferable than previous versions of virus. Above past two months, the number of cases rose steadily, although the death rate remained relatively stable.
For weeks, officials have been warning that New York could be on edge of a new spike despite spread of in-home tests made difficult to assess scale of in problem.
rise in the cases come as precautionary measures against the coronavirus, such as requirements for vaccines and masks, have been rolled back back throughout the state.
In accordance with public charts, Ms. Hochul spent the weekend in Albany where risk of infection rates are high, according to the Centers for Disease control and prevention. Upstate cases swelled in last days, one of just several of these spikes in the country.
governor team said she was following regular precautionary measures with as for the disguise.
Ms. Hochul is far from the only one. public official recently exposed to the virus – in April, New York Mayor Eric Adams also gave a positive result.
And in in the final crazy days of budget negotiations, many top members of Hochul’s inner circle contracted the virus, although the governor managed to stay healthy. This is first the time she was infected, according to her staff.
Revealing follows a difficult month for Miss Hawk.
In April, its then Lieutenant Governor Brian A. Benjamin was arrested. on federal bribery charges and resigned. On the same day, the gunman opened fire in underground car in Brooklyn, Kindle city residents’ fears and complicating authorities’ attempts to announce that New York City’s pandemic problems behind This is.
next week, Supreme Court of Appeals rejected cards from the State Senate and Congress that Democratic lawmakers in Albany was drawn saying they violated New York’s ban on partisan scam. ruling caused noise in Albany, and introduced new chaos in the main season.
Ms Hochul’s staff did not provide list of plans which may be interrupted at this time by the governor’s quarantine, and said she would work remotely. May is busy month in Albany how the legislators score out in last of legislation that will pass in it’s a year’s session that must end on 2 June.
After announcing her positive test, the governor repeated the now familiar message: “Reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and booster, get tested and stay home if you don’t feel well, she said. on Twitter.