CNN's Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus: 'It came on suddenly'

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for COVID-19. The journalist made the announcement Friday, three days after anchor Chris Cuomo revealed he’s been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Baldwin, 40, said on Instagram she is “okay,” adding, “It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever.”

The CNN Newsroom host, who lives in New York, has been following CDC, federal and local guidelines prior to the diagnosis.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Brooke Baldwin attends CNN Heroes 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 17, 2017 in New York City. 27437_015 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)

“I’ve been social distancing. Doing ALL the things we’re being told to do. Still — it got me,” she shared.

Baldwin noted she’s healthy with “no underlying conditions.”

“Honestly, I feel like one of the lucky ones,” she added.

Baldwin concluded by saying she “adored” Bill Withers and is listening to the singer-songwriter on repeat. News broke Friday the soul legend behind classics like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lovely Day” and “Lean on Me” died earlier this week from heart complications.

Baldwin has been highlighting stories of people impacted by the coronavirus on both her show and social media.

Baldwin’s colleague, Chris Cuomo, has been detailing his experience with COVID-19. He’s had a high fever, headaches and rigors, causing him to chip a tooth. On Thursday, the Cuomo Prime Time host told Anderson Cooper and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta he’s lost 13 pounds in three days.

“I'm eating and drinking constantly, I'm just sweating it out, and it's the sickness ... the idea that it's easy so you can be nonchalant, that is so misleading. That I know for a fact,” he declared.

Cuomo wants people to know getting the coronavirus is “no cakewalk” even if you don’t have to be hospitalized.

“The beast comes at night,” he said.

Watch: Chris Cuomo opens up to brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo about coronavirus, fever hallucinations

For the latest coronavirus news and updates, follow along at According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please reference the CDC and WHO’s resource guides. 

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