NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his 100th day in office, according to a spokesperson.
Fabien levy, spokesperson said that the first-term Democrat woke Sunday with a raspy sound and went to a PCR testing which came back positive. Levy tweeted earlier Sunday that Adams had failed a quick test, but that he took an additional test because he was too cautious.
Adams does not have any additional symptoms. However, Adams cancelled all public events that week. Levy explained that Adams will now be on antiviral medication as well as working remotely.
New York City has experienced a steady increase in the number of virus-related cases since last month. It’s now averaging around 1,800 new cases per day — not counting the many home tests that go unreported to health officials. That’s triple the number in early March, when the city began relaxing masking and vaccination rules.
Adams’ past week was busy: The mayor attended the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington last Saturday, after which dozens of attendees tested positive. He also delivered remarks at the National Action Network convention on Wednesday and attended that night’s gala, appeared in-studio on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday before joining Robert De Niro at the ReelAbilities Film Festival, went to the New York Yankees’ opening day Friday and was in Albany on Saturday.
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