New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his spokesman said.
Adams, a Democrat, woke up without a voice and took the PCR test, which came back positive, spokesman Fabien Levy said in a statement.
Hours earlier, Levy had reported that Adams had a rapid test that was negative but the other was done as a precaution.
Adams has no other symptoms but has canceled all the events he had this week and will take antivirals and work from home, Levy said.
New York City has been seeing a spike in virus cases in the past month.
Some 1,800 new cases per day are currently being registered, not counting domestic tests that are not reported. That’s triple what it was in early March, when the city began lifting restrictions on wearing a mask or getting vaccinated.
Adams had a busy week: She attended the Gridiron Dinner in Washington last Saturday, an event after which many people tested positive for the virus.
Adams also attended the National Action Network event on Wednesday, and a gala that night. On Thursday he was interviewed by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” before joining Robert De Niro for a film festival. On Friday he went to the Yankees game and on Saturday he was in Albany.
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