New York City Mayor Eric Adams tests positive for COVID-19


NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his 100th day in office, according to a spokesman.

The first-term Democrat woke up Sunday with a hoarse voice and took a PCR test that came back positive, spokesman Fabien Levy said in a statement. Earlier on Sunday, Levy tweeted that Adams had taken a rapid test which came back negative but had taken the additional test out of caution.

Adams has no other symptoms but has canceled all public events for the week and will be on antiviral medication and working remotely, Levy said.

New York City has seen a steady resurgence in virus cases over the past month. It’s now averaging around 1,800 new cases a day – not counting the many home tests that go unreported to health officials. That’s three times what it was in early March, when the city began relaxing mask and vaccination rules.

Adams’ past week has been busy: The mayor attended the Gridiron Club’s annual dinner in Washington last Saturday, after which dozens of attendees tested positive. He also spoke at the National Action Network convention on Wednesday and attended that night’s gala, appeared in the studio on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday before joining Robert De Niro at the ReelAbilities Film Festival, and attended the New York Yankees opening day Friday and was in Albany on Saturday.

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