Savannah Guthrie tested positive for COVID-19 | Entertainment
Savannah Guthrie has tested positive for COVID-19.
The ‘Today’ anchor is self-isolating after contracting the virus – less than a week after her colleague Hoda Kobt, 57, fell with the disease – and now works from home.
The 50-year-old broadcaster – who virtually hosted the show – told Hoda on Monday’s show (10.01.22): “We’re swapping seats. I’m working from home. You’re back in the studio. You’ve got a negative test for Covid. I just tested positive for Covid, so let’s go. “
Hoda – who tested positive on Thursday (6.1.22) – was back in the studio after testing negative. Last week the veteran news anchor tweeted, “Thanks for my best wishes! I feel great. I can’t wait to see you all when I’m clear! Xo.”
Savannah provided an overview of the mild symptoms she experienced.
She revealed that she had “little sniffles, not much more than that.”
She later tweeted: “Swap places with @hodakobt!” I feel good – come back to the studio soon;) (sic) ”
In April, Savannah – along with her co-hosts Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones, Dylan Dreyer and Jenna Bush Hager – took viewers of the NBC breakfast show with them as they received their first doses of the COVID vaccine- 19 at Rockefeller Center.
In a celebratory Instagram post, she wrote: “What a day, what a privilege – so grateful to receive the vaccine! Hope this helps to raise awareness and encourages others to do the same, so that we can get back to life as We like it ! “
The case of Savannah – and Hoda – comes with a wave of COVID-19, which is said to be attributed to the highly contagious variant of Omicron. The strain – which was first identified in November – has become dominant, which is why health officials are urging people to get their booster dose of the vaccine as soon as possible.