Coronavirus: Chris Cuomo says he shivered so hard he chipped his tooth

'I’ve never had anything like it'

Louise Hall
Thursday 02 April 2020 15:41
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Chris Cuomo chips tooth amid coronavirus shivers

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been shivering so severely with coronavirus that he chipped his own tooth, he admitted on air on Wednesday.

Continuing the broadcast from the basement of his home, the younger brother of governor Andrew Cuomo has been describing his symptoms to the public.

“I’ve never had anything like it,” Cuomo, 49, said about the novel Covid-19 disease, which has now infected more than 850,000 people worldwide.

“I never experienced any kind of fever like what I have going on all the time, and the body aches, and the tremors and the concern about not being able to do anything about it.”

On Wednesday talking to CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta via a virtual interview, Cuomo acknowledged that his shivers had gotten so sever he chipped a tooth from.

“You had these rigours … so bad, that I think you chipped a tooth,” Dr Gupta said.

“Yes,” Cuomo confirmed.

The anchor tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, and has been using his platform to warn people to do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus.

“I tested positive. Scary, yes, as you might imagine. But better me than you,” the 49-year-old said on Tuesday.

“So let’s focus, let’s use this example of me having it as proof that you can get it too, God forbid. We have to do everything we can to avoid being sick,” he continued.

“We have to do it for ourselves, our families, and for those on the front lines who are saving the lives of people like me and many of you. Together as ever as one. That is our remedy.”

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