Chris Cuomo lost 13 pounds in 3 days due to coronavirus: ‘You suffer when you have this’

Chris Cuomo says he’s lost a significant amount of weight in a short time span while battling the coronavirus. 

The CNN anchor, 49, who revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, appeared on CNN’s Global Town Hall broadcast Thursday night from his basement to give an update on his health, which included him sharing he “lost 13 pounds in three days.”

“I’m a big guy, I started off at 230 pounds,” Cuomo said. “My wife is feeding me like we were still in the dating phase. So it’s not like I’m hurting for nutrition. I’m eating and drinking constantly. I’m just sweating it out, and it’s the sickness.”

He also said he’s still suffering from a fever, profuse sweating, headaches and pains in his face.

“Literally my vision in my left eye is a little blurry from pressure, from sinus pressure and some manifestation of the virus,” he explained. 

Cuomo added that statistically the majority of people who get the virus will wind up OK, but he says it’s not easy.

“You suffer when you have this at home unless you are ridiculously lucky statistically,” he said. “So, yeah, 80%, we’re going to make it through, but the idea that it’s easy, so you can be nonchalant, that’s so misleading.”

What has Cuomo found to help him feel better? Chicken soup, he shared.

“That has worked for me, I believe,” he said.

The younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also advised people to be wary of certain products that claim to be cures.

“People are selling a lot of lies, and people are buying them up because of the desperation, and I get it, but they don’t work. There’s no proof in any of them. And I think we need to be careful of people preying on desperation.”