CNN's Brooke Baldwin Gives Health Update After Announcing Coronavirus Diagnosis

"Tears. It wasn't pretty," the anchor noted after describing what she said was her worst night of battling the COVID-19 virus.

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin shared an update on her health after she announced last week that she had tested positive for the coronavirus

Baldwin posted a selfie Friday on Instagram showing her lying in bed with a slice of toast in front of her. 

“I’m a gal who needs tangible progress,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “I can get the sh*t knocked out of me — but then little by little, I know that I will recover. The tricky thing with #covid19 is... you think you’re improving and then your body gives you the [middle finger].”

The anchor noted that Thursday night was her worst night with symptoms, which included aches, chills and the highest fever she’s had since she developed COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. 

“Tears. It wasn’t pretty,” she added. 

Baldwin, who hosts “CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin,” later wrote that she felt “at peace” after a good night’s rest. 

“My husband (who thus far has proven to be Superman) brought me our little routine of toast and tea — neither of which I can smell or taste — and I sat here solo just brimming with gratitude, ” she said, later adding that a “net effect” of this pandemic should be that “teachers and nurses need a serious RAISE.”

Baldwin was the second CNN anchor to announce a coronavirus infection. Chris Cuomo shared that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 late last month. 

On Tuesday, during a segment of his show, “Cuomo Prime Time,” which he now anchors from the basement of his home as he self-quarantines, Cuomo said that his symptoms, including a fever, were “depressing.” 

“It’s hard to have a fever for 20 hours a day. It just wears you down emotionally,” he said. 

Baldwin later expressed on Instagram her gratitude to the people who have reached out to her since she announced her diagnosis. 

″Turns out — it’s been YOUR kindness to me that has been 100% the most overwhelming part of this experience,” she wrote. “And I just want to say from the bottom of my heart: thank you.”

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