Savannah Guthrie has tested positive for COVID-19. The Today show anchor shared her breakout case with Hoda Kotb on top of NBC’s morning show on Monday.
“We are a trading place. I am working at home. You are back in the studio. You have a negative COVID test result. I just tested positive for COVID, so here we go,” she told Kotb, who returned to the studio after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
Guthrie, who Today reported being vaccinated and had a booster shot, sharing that she was feeling mild symptoms. She said: “A little snort, not more than that.
Later, when speaking to Craig Melvin and Kotb, Guthrie also shared that she is in good spirits and is confident she will be back on set soon: “I feel good. Feeling really good. Just stay home for a few days and I’m sure I’ll be back in the saddle soon. ”
Kotb also reflected on the positive test for COVID-19, revealing that she learned of her diagnosis after doing a rapid test. “I really feel good throughout. I tested negative on Saturday and Sunday and today…. You just have to get over it. I feel like you keep hearing more about people who are sick and maybe that will lead to, you know, a greater kind of immunity for everyone. “
Guthrie and Kotb’s groundbreaking diagnoses came in the context of omicron-fueled cases. Late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and James Corden revealed last week that they had tested positive. Fallon returns to host Tonight’s show, while Late night Host Meyers and Late evening presenter Corden canceled upcoming performances following their diagnoses. See Co-host Whoopi Goldberg also revealed her breakthrough diagnosis last week and was quarantined at home.
According to the CDC, as of January 5, approximately 705,264 new cases were reported, with the current moving average of daily new cases increasing by 85.7%.