NYC Mayor Eric Adams tests positive for Covid-19 – What We Know!

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands on the field with New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino, left, before the Yankees opening day baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Friday

New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams examined constructive for Covid-19 Sunday after attending a ‘super-spreader’ occasion in Washington that has already resulted in additional than 60 instances.

The primary-term Democrat awakened with a raspy voice Sunday and took a PCR check that got here again constructive, spokesperson Fabien Levy stated in a press release. Earlier Sunday, Levy had tweeted that Adams had taken a speedy check that got here again unfavourable however took the extra check out of an abundance of warning.

Adams has no different signs however has canceled all public occasions for the week, together with an interview on MSNBC and an occasion at Coney Island Sunday. 

Within the meantime, he can be taking antiviral drugs and dealing remotely, Levy stated.

New York Metropolis has been experiencing a gradual resurgence in virus instances over the previous month. It´s now averaging round 1,800 new instances per day – not counting the various dwelling checks that go unreported to well being officers. That´s triple the quantity in early March, when the town started enjoyable masking and vaccination guidelines.

New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams stands on the sphere with New York Yankees beginning pitcher Luis Severino, left, earlier than the Yankees opening day baseball sport towards the Boston Purple Sox on Friday

New York City Mayor Eric Adams also attended a screening of the film "Equiano's Story," last Tuesday (pictured above)

New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams additionally attended a screening of the movie ‘Equiano’s Story,’ final Tuesday (pictured above)

Adams’ previous week was busy: he delivered remarks on the Nationwide Motion Community conference on Wednesday and attended that evening’s gala, appeared in-studio on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ on Thursday earlier than becoming a member of Robert De Niro on the ReelAbilities Movie Pageant, went to the New York Yankees’ opening day Friday and was in Albany on Saturday.

And on April 2, Adams was in attendance for Washington’s annual Gridiron dinner, rubbing shoulders with Washington’s elite – not less than 67 of whom have since examined constructive for the virus, based on varied stories. 

The ‘super-spreader occasion has been answerable for dozens of high-profile instances, Lawyer Basic Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Tex., amongst others. 

Greater than 600 folks attended the dinner on the Renaissance Washington Resort. Company had been required to indicate proof of vaccination. 

The dinner had been referred to as off in 2021 and 2020  due to COVID. In the course of the cocktail hour, the unmasked crowd reportedly mingled and chatted, the New York Publish reported.  

Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who’ve each examined constructive fo COVID, weren’t in attendance on the banquet. 

The Gridiron Membership dinner is an off-camera, off-the-record occasion for members of the media. Politicians and different a-list figures are invited to its annual dinner.

The occasion contains a Republican speaker, a Democratic speaker, and a speaker representing the sitting administration, together with a sequence of sketches carried out by membership members.  

Biden’s sister Valerie Biden Owens, 76, was additionally on the Gridiron dinner and examined constructive for COVID, her writer introduced on Thursday. A deliberate social gathering for her memoir was canceled and her writer stated she will not be a detailed contact with the president or first girl. 

A number of members of Biden’s cupboard and lawmakers who had been on the dinner later examined constructive together with: Lawyer Basic Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Senator Collins, Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa and Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Joaquin Castro.