On This Day in History: Chris Cuomo's COVID-19 Diagnosis

March 31, 2021

One year ago on March 31, 2020, CNN's Chris Cuomo announced on his show, Cuomo Prime Time, that he had contracted the novel coronavirus. Over the course of the following weeks, Cuomo appeared daily to ensure his audience knew he was indeed still alive and fighting the virus while detailing the specifics of his symptoms. Cuomo's symptoms ranged from "phantasmagorical experiences" to blurry vision and "profuse sweating."

Cuomo's wife Cristina Cuomo contracted COVID-19 as well and blogged about several of her recommended remedies, including "bleach baths." Cuomo's brother and Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, reportedly gave top priority for COVID-19 testing to his family members during the height of the pandemic, when testing was more difficult to acquire.