Coronavirus: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tests positive for COVID-19

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Aides said that Hochul, 63, was asymptomatic and that the virus had been detected during a routine test in Albany, The New York Times reported.

The positive test forced Hochul to cancel a Mother’s Day trip to Washington, D.C., to see her daughter and infant granddaughter, according to the newspaper.

“Today I tested positive for COVID-19,” Hochul tweeted. “Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week.”

Hochul’s positive test came back one month after Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont tested positive, WNBC-TV reported. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy had tested positive a week before Lamont, according to the television station.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on April 10 after attending a dinner at the Gridiron Club in Washington. At least 67 people, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, tested positive after attending the event.

Hochul urged New Yorkers to get the COVID-19 shot.

“A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well,” she tweeted.

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