Coincidentally on the 100th day in office as the Mayor of New York City, on Sunday, Eric Adams tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to a spokesperson who made the statement the first-term Democrat woke up with a raspy voice Sunday and took a PCR test that came back positive. Earlier on Sunday, Fabien Levy, the same spokesperson for the mayor, had tweeted that Adams had taken a rapid test that came back negative but took the additional test out of an abundance of caution.
Levy said following the announcement that Adams has no other symptoms but has canceled all public events for the week and will be taking antiviral medications and working remotely.
This past week, the mayor was seen at several events and met numerous people. He 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.
As it stands, infection rates in New York are on a steady rise, with around 1,800 new cases per day — not counting the many home tests that go unreported to health officials.