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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