Savannah Guthrie tests positive for COVID as Hoda Kotb cleared to return to studio

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NBCToday” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has tested positive for COVID-19 and anchored the show remotely Monday, Jan. 10, 2021.

Guthrie’s case comes after co-anchor Hoda Kotb was out Jan. 6, 2022 after testing positive.

Both anchors are fully vaccinated and received booster doses and experienced only mild symptoms, likely due to those inoculations.

“I feel good. Feel really good. Just a couple days at home and I’m sure I’ll be back in the saddle soon,” she told co-anchor Craig Melvin and Kotb on Moday’s show.

Kotb, meanwhile, tested negative twice and was cleared to return to the studio Monday, where she “split screen” anchored the show with Guthrie.

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