Savannah Guthrie tests positive for COVID-19

TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has tested positive for COVID-19.

The news comes less than a week after Hoda Kotb announced she had tested positive for the virus. Hoda returned to Studio 1A on Monday after two negative tests. 

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Savannah is vaccinated from the virus and has received a booster dose. 

COVID-19 cases have surged in recent weeks, due to the omicron variant. Cases have jumped more than 200%, according to an analysis by NBC News.

Despite the soaring numbers, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, remained optimistic that they will fall quickly.

“I do think in places that we are seeing this really steep incline, that we may well see also a precipitous decline,” she said during a media briefing Friday.

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