NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested affirmative for COVID-19 connected Sunday, saying she volition isolate and enactment remotely this week.
“Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic,” Hochul, 63, tweeted. “A reminder to each New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and enactment location if you don’t consciousness well.”
A time earlier, the Democratic politician had tweeted a photograph from the Olana State Historic Site extracurricular Hudson, New York, which she visited to convey parkland volunteers.
Hochul is astatine slightest the 18th U.S. politician to trial affirmative for COVID-19, according to an Associated Press tally. Several U.S. governors person tested affirmative successful caller months, with Connecticut’s Ned Lamont and Maine’s Janet Mills testing positive successful April. New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested affirmative connected April 10, his 100th time successful office.
Hochul’s affirmative trial comes amid rising lawsuit numbers successful New York. For weeks, overmuch of upstate New York has been successful the high-alert orangish zone, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designation that reflects superior assemblage spread.
New York City past week crossed the city’s threshold for “medium risk,” indicating the widening dispersed of the subvariant knowns arsenic BA.2 that has swept the state’s bluish reaches.