CNN anchor Richard Quest has tested positive for Coronavirus disease.
Quest tweeted on Monday night that he has contracted the coronavirus, saying “I have caught coronavirus. I am blessed in that I have a few symptoms – just a cough. I am saving my prayers and thoughts for those less fortunate. Stay in. And protect lives.”
Quest is the third CNN anchor to be diagnosed with COVID-19, after fellow anchor Chris Cuomo, brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and anchor Brooke Baldwin both contracted the virus in March.
Other New York-based media members including ABC’S George Stephanopoulos and Fox news Jedediah Bila also have contracted the COVID 19.
The British -born Quest joined CNN in 2001.
The disease is not only surging in CNN but also states like New York which already has a death rate of 12,000 and over 40,000 deaths from the pandemic in the US.