Savannah Guthrie has revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 a second time this year, saying she will be isolating ahead of Mother’s Day.
The Today co-anchor, who is vaccinated and boosted, took to Instagram on Friday to share a snapshot of her positive test. She also posted photos of herself wearing an N95 mask and her air purifier on the highest setting.
‘So this happened — again! Covid +, air filter on “turbo” and it will be an isolating Mother’s Day for this mama!!!’ Guthrie, 50, wrote. ‘I feel fine, just slight cold so far. Thankful to be vaccinated!’
Savannah Guthrie, 50, revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year while sharing a a photo of herself in an N95 mask
The Today co-anchor, who is vaccinated and boosted, took to Instagram on Friday to share a snapshot of her positive COVID-19 test that was taken that day
She also posted her positive results on her Instagram Stories, which she fittingly set to Whitesnake’s hit ‘Here I Go Again.’
The mother of two has a daughter, Vale, seven, and a son, Charley, five, with her husband, Mike Feldman. It’s unclear if anyone else in her family caught the virus.
Guthrie had appeared on the Today show on Thursday with her co-stars Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly, and Craig Melvin.
She also conducted interviews with actors Rebel Wilson and Chris Pratt, with the latter’s being filmed outside in Rockefeller Plaza.
Guthrie also posted a photos of her air purifier on the highest setting while she is isolating
Guthrie, who has a daughter, Vale, seven, and a son, Charley, five, with her husband, Mike Feldman, said she will be isolating this Mother’s Day
Guthrie first tested positive in January during the omicron surge, less than a week after Kotb, 57, announced that she had the virus.
She shared the news of her positive test on the show, which she joined via live video feed from her home in New York, where she was isolating.
Speaking to Kotb, who had returned to the studio that morning after two negative tests, Guthrie joked about their role reversal.
‘Here we go Hoda, we’re trading places,’ she said. ‘I’m working from home, you’re back in the studio. You have a negative test for COVID, I just tested positive for COVID, so here we go.’
Guthrie, who received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine live on the Today show in April 2021, added that her symptoms were very mild, saying that she had ‘a little sniffles’ and ‘not much more than that.’
Guthrie had appeared on the Today show with her co-stars on Thursday Craig Melvin (left) and Hoda Kotb (right) on Thursday
Guthrie and Kotb interviewed actress Rebel Wilson inside Studio 1A during the show
The co-anchors also chatted with actor Chris Pratt in Rockefeller Plaza
Guthrie first tested positive in January and shared her diagnosis on the Today show (pictured), which she joined via live video feed from her home in New York
America’s daily COVID-19 cases have surged 59 percent in two weeks as New York records the most infections in 24 hours since January, data shows.
Figures from states, counties, and local health officials revealed the U.S. is now recording about 67,900 infections a day on average, up from 46,300 some 14 days earlier.
On Thursday, officials in New York recorded 10,251 cases. The state is at the center of the outbreak of the even more transmissible Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1.
Almost every state is now seeing its cases tick upwards — with 11 now recording cases doubling every two weeks — while Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont are all facing the biggest outbreaks.
But there are just 18,000 patients in hospital with the disease nationwide, about 11 percent of the levels recorded at the peak of the last COVID wave.
Figures from states, counties, and local health officials have revealed the U.S. is now recording about 67,900 infections a day on average, up from 46,300 some 14 days earlier
America’s daily COVID-19 cases have surged 59 percent in two weeks as New York records the most infections in 24 hours since January, data shows
Many patients were admitted with another condition such as a broken arm, but then also tested positive for the virus.
On Wednesday, the U.S. surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to data compiled by NBC News. The country is recording about 551 deaths from the virus every day, about 22 percent of the levels reached at the previous peak.
‘The vast majority of Americans who have perished from this disease were unvaccinated,’ White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha told Kotb on the Today show on Friday.
‘In the latest round of infections that we saw, that big omicron surge in January, most of the deaths occurred either in unvaccinated people or people who were not boosted. So vaccines remain the best way to protect yourself, especially getting boosted.’
Guthrie’s close friend and co-star Jenna Bush Hager tested positive for COVID-19 just weeks before in mid-April.
Guthrie’s close friend and co-star Jenna Bush Hager (pictured in December 2021) tested positive for COVID-19 just weeks before in mid-April
Bush Hager took to her Instagram Stories to share a selfie while she recovered with her family, who also tested positive, writing: ‘This is the face of a COVID + mama’
Kotb assured viewers that her co-star was ‘doing great’ when she announced the news of her diagnosis on the morning show, saying ‘her whole family has it.’
Bush Hager shares three children — Mila, nine, Poppy, six, and Hal, three — with her husband, Henry Hager.
‘You know how it is, everyone gets it, they quarantine, and then five days later, everything’s going to be just fine,’ Kotb added. ‘I talked to her on the phone, she’s great, she’s feeling good.’
While NBC’s Stephanie Ruhle filled in for her, Bush Hager took to her Instagram Stories to share a selfie while she recovered.
‘This is the face of a COVID + mama,’ she captioned the snapshot. ‘We are all isolating and feeling grateful for the vaccine and my darling babes.’