She advised CNN’s Chris Cuomo that she obtained the information that each she and her husband had been optimistic simply earlier than 6 p.m. ET on Monday. She stated they determined to get examined as a result of her husband had been sleeping greater than regular since final Thursday.
“I am nonetheless in a state of shock as a result of I haven’t got any thought how we had been uncovered,” she stated, noting that she initially thought her husband’s signs, and her personal of a light headache and dry cough, had been as a result of allergy symptoms. “I am shocked.”
When Cuomo, who contracted the virus himself this spring, requested if her husband had a fever, Bottoms stated he had a low-grade fever of 99 levels but in addition was experiencing “Cuomo goals,” feverish hallucinating goals the anchor had spoken about throughout his sickness.
Certainly one of Bottoms’ 4 kids has additionally examined optimistic, with one other testing damaging, the household has discovered. All 4 of her kids have bronchial asthma, a preexisting situation that the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention say might worsen Covid-19 signs.
The mayor added that her analysis highlights how contagious the virus is.
“That is scary. We have completed all of the issues that we thought we must always do, and for us to nonetheless check optimistic, I believe, actually speaks to how simply this virus is unfold and clearly none of us are immune from it,” she stated.
Coronavirus circumstances have been steadily rising across the US, with the nationwide whole of circumstances topping 2.9 million on Monday, in response to Johns Hopkins College’s tally. Greater than 130,000 individuals have died in the USA, the college has discovered.
A mayor that has risen within the nationwide highlight throughout each the racial reckoning roiling the nation and the struggle to include the coronavirus, Bottoms has seen her standing among the many girls being thought of to be Biden’s working mate develop in latest weeks.
Bottoms has leaned into the prospect of turning into Biden’s working mate.
When CNN’s Jake Tapper final month requested Bottoms if she was able to be president, she bluntly stated, “Sure.”
“There’s been no handbook for therefore many mayors and so many governors throughout this nation coping with Covid-19 and now with the demonstrations that we’re seeing across the nation,” she stated within the late June interview. “I believe that there was a response to disaster that not many individuals have been examined on this method in the identical method that leaders throughout this nation have been over the previous a number of months.”
However requested Monday how her analysis will affect her job working her metropolis, Bottoms stated she stays dedicated to Atlanta.
“I am a mayor however I am additionally a mother and a spouse, so I’ve received to wrap my mind round what precisely this implies and the way do I preserve all of my youngsters, the remainder of my youngsters, protected,” she stated.
This story has been up to date with extra particulars about Bottoms’ analysis, her Biden working mate prospects and extra feedback from Bottoms.