George Stephanopoulos – ABC News chief anchor, political correspondent, and co-host of “Good Morning America” – has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
Per the Daily Caller:
Stephanopoulos’s announcement came almost two weeks after his wife Ali Wentworth confirmed that she had tested positive for the virus. The ABC host said he is “basically asymptomatic” and “feeling great.”
“I’m one of those cases that are basically asymptomatic,” Stephanopoulos said. “I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath. I’m feeling great.”
.@GStephanopoulos says he’s tested positive for COVID-19: “I’m one of those cases that are basically asymptomatic. I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath. I’m feeling great.” https://t.co/Qi2CeQPinh pic.twitter.com/n3IM8p09kC
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 13, 2020
Wentworth’s diagnosis left her sick, according to social media posts. She wrote that she’s “never been sicker” in an Instagram post April 1. Wentworth self-isolated in their New York home after testing positive for the virus.
Multiple high-profile anchors and media pundits have tested positive for the virus, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin.
New York has been the hardest hit state by COVID-19, with the highest number of reported cases, per capita number of infected, and deaths.