Chris Cuomo Announces That His Wife Cristina Has Now Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus

If you didn’t know, CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been putting up a lengthy battle with COVID-19.

When he was first diagnosed, the TV journalist barely had enough strength to put his hands over his head comfortably or hold his breath for longer than 10 seconds. Now, his symptoms are more under control—just in time for his wife to be diagnosed.

That’s right, it’s just been revealed that Cuomo’s wife, Christina, has been diagnosed with the virus as well.

“It just breaks my heart, it is the one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen and now it has.”

“It’s very hard for a person to quarantine in a home and other people not to get infected,” New York Governor and brother, Andrew Cuomo, adding that the virus can last on some surfaces up to two days.

Christina, so far, is taking the diagnosis well. The family knew there was a good chance of it happening, so it wasn’t too much of a surprise.

The seemingly good news is that Christina has lost her sense of smell and taste, a symptom that Chris says, though not backed by science, might be a sign of a more mild case. He didn’t have that symptom and says that he’s noticed people who do have less of a severe case.

Luckily, Chris and Christina’s kids have not yet contracted the virus, but they are helping out quite a bit more around the house now that Mom’s down for the county.

“Hopefully it makes the family even stronger,” Chris says. “But I gotta tell you, it’s tough.”

We wish both Cumos a speedy recovery. To hear more about Christina’s diagnosis of coronavirus, check out the video below.

Do you know anyone who has contracted the virus yet? What kind of symptoms did they say were most prominent in their case?