Gov. Andrew Cuomo's brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has tested positive for coronavirus, he announced Tuesday.
"In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus," Chris Cuomo said in a statement.
"I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath," he wrote. "I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!"
Cuomo said Tuesday that he is "quarantined in my basement" and will "do my shows from here."
"We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!" he wrote on Twitter.
At his daily briefing, Gov. Cuomo acknowledged his brother's diagnosis: "He is going to be fine," he said. "He is young, in good shape, strong, not as strong as he thinks, he will be fine ... I spoke to him this morning ... He will be quarantined in his basement at home. .. He is just worried about his daughter."
Gov. Cuomo shared his brother's tweet with a touching caption.
"The virus is the great equalizer," he wrote.
The message continued: "Stay strong little brother. You are a sweet, beautiful guy and my best."
"If anyone is #NewYorkTough it's you," he added.