WDIV's Evrod Cassimy tests positive for COVID-19

The Detroit News

A WDIV-TV (Channel 4) anchor has tested positive for coronavirus, the station announced Tuesday.

Evrod Cassimy, the morning anchor for "Local 4 News Today," remains at home, according to the station. 

In a story posted on Channel 4's website, Cassimy offered advice to viewers.

Evrod Cassimy

“Take this very seriously because I would not want anybody to go through what I’ve gone through. I took it as seriously as most people are and still got it,” he said. "I’m hurting and I am going to be OK.”

The Michigan-born Cassimy, who worked across the country before joining WDIV in 2013, also is a singer, according to his biography on the station's website.

News of the diagnosis coincides with an increase in COVID-19 across Michigan. Through Tuesday, state officials had reported nearly 1,800 cases and 24 deaths.

Among the fatalities announced Tuesday were a Detroit police civilian dispatcher and a captain, a 43-year-old consultant as well as an autoworker.