Anderson Cooper tested positive for COVID-19.
Anderson Cooper missed his CNN program last night after announcing he tested positive for COVID. The CNN anchor took to social media to share his diagnosis on his Instagram Story on Monday, April 11.
He took a selfie in bed and captioned the photo, “Just tested positive for Covid. Thankfully the kids are negative.”
Cooper did not reveal whether he is symptomatic, and it’s unclear when he will return to work. He finished the post by saying, “Hope to get back to work soon.”
Cooper has two sons he referenced, Wyatt Morgan, 23 months, and 8-week-old Sebastian Luke. The two boys are being raised by Cooper and his “best friend and former partner,” Benjamin Maisani.
Cooper announced Sebastian’s birth on his show in February. He shared a photo of Wyatt and said, “If he looks particularly happy in this picture, it’s because he now has a baby brother.”
Cooper’s diagnosis comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Susan Collins, and Sen. Raphael Warnock all revealed positive results in recent weeks.