NEW YORK (WABC) – New York Gov. Katie Hochul announced Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor said she is asymptomatic and will remain in isolation this week, working remotely.

Hochul, who said she was vaccinated and backed up, tweeted New Yorkers to “get vaccinated and strengthened, get tested and stay home if you don’t feel well.”

The positive Hochula test came amid a growing number of cases in New York. For weeks, much of upstate New York was in an orange zone of heightened alert, designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reflects a high prevalence in society.

Last week, New York crossed the city’s threshold for “medium risk,” indicating an expansion of the sub-option known as BA.2, which covered the northern state.

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