According to his press secretary, New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID on Sunday and is being isolated.
The first-term Democrat awoke Sunday with a raspy voice and underwent a PCR test, which came back positive, according to spokesperson Fabien Levy.
Earlier on Sunday, Levy tweeted that Adams had taken a rapid test that came back negative but decided to take the additional test out of caution.
She claims the mayor has no other symptoms, but that he is “already isolating and will be canceling all public events for the remainder of the week.”
Adams is the latest in a long line of high-profile people in attendance who tested positive for COVID at last week’s Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C. According to the Gridiron dinner organizers, 72 positive cases were reported.
The announcement comes at an inconvenient time for the mayor, who celebrated his 100th day in office on Sunday.