Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

See the stars who have contracted the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 

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Chloe Bennet

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The Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress revealed on Dec. 31 that she tested positive for COVID-19, and opened up about her battle with the virus in a candid social media post.

"Hey haven't been on here for a little, wanted to give an update…," Bennet began a statement posted to her Instagram Story. "On Christmas morning I woke up with a high fever, and unable to breathe. I got tested, and I'm positive for COVID-19 … it's been a rough week to say the least."

Bennet said that multiple family members also contracted the virus, but noted, "We've all been battling it out together. We're still not in the clear, but as of now we're doing…okay."

"I'm sharing this because I want to iterate to anyone who still may not be taking covid seriously, please please please f------ do," she added. "Covid sucks. It just really sucks."

"I pride myself on staying healthy, I always wore a mask, social distanced, and took all the necessary precautions and I still got VERY sick. And I'm one of the lucky ones. I repeat! I'm young, healthy, and diligent about my health and this virus still knocked me the f--- down and continues to do so," she continued. "Even trying to just write this out is proving to be exhausting. If it can happen to me it can happen to you."

The actress closed out her message by imploring those reading to continue taking the virus seriously and told her fans to stay safe in the New Year.

"So I guess I'm on here just trying to remind anyone who's reading this, that yes 2020 is coming to an end, but this pandemic is still raging on, and if you can, don't let up. Stay distant, stay safe, wear a mask," Bennet concluded. "On that note, I love you guys, stay healthy, and happy (almost) new year. X CB. P.S. f--- you 2020, I can't wait to not be in you."

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D'Andra Simmons

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The Real Housewives of Dallas star has been hospitalized in Texas after her oxygen levels were found to be "borderline."

"D'Andra Simmons has tested positive for COVID and has been admitted to the COVID ward at UT Southwestern Hospital in Texas," Simmons' rep, Kelly Brady, told PEOPLE on Dec. 28. "Her oxygen levels were borderline and she will start remdesivir. At this time we ask you to respect her and her family's privacy and to send your prayers for a speedy recovery."

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Katilyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick

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The former Bachelorette revealed on Christmas Eve that she and her boyfriend had tested positive for COVID-19. "Unfortunately, this is our Christmas card this year," she wrote alongside a selfie of the pair in front of their Christmas tree.

"We have Covid," Bristowe, 35, wrote in the post. "Jason and I had been trying to quarantine before seeing family. We thought we were making a responsible decision to have ONE person over, who had been tested daily for work. Negative tests 4 days in a row. The day we saw her, she became positive which we all found out the next day. Now, like many, we will spend Christmas by ourselves."

"We just want to let everyone know that we thought we were being safe, but covid is bigger than us," the Dancing with the Stars champ continued. "Today, We are thinking of everyone who is spending the holidays alone, anyone who is sick or overcoming something, (as 2020 has taught us to overcome a lot), and all of the healthcare workers who have been away from family, taking care of others for months, and months now. We will be ok!! Be safe and happy holidays!!"

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Shemar Moore

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The S.W.A.T. star revealed on Instagram on Dec. 24 that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

"I HAVE COVID!!!! Just found out moments ago," he wrote in a text typed on his phone, which he shared a photo of. He added that he received a positive test, which came as a surprise to him.

"I thought I had food poisoning," he explained, going on to detail his symptoms. "Chills and aches all day today… still can smell, taste, no cough, no runny nose."

He added that while he feels "fine now," he recognizes he has "to be responsible" and "to accept test results."

"My Xmas n New Years is clearly not gonna be the best...my last year and a half has not been the best… but I WILL BE OKAY!!!! This is a hard time for ALL OF US… the WORLD!!! But… I BELIEVE in the sun shining through the rain!!! Stay safe and appreciate everything and everybody you have and had!! MUCH LOVE!!!!" he continued, adding the hashtag, "#wearamask."

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Sam Asghari

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Britney Spears' boyfriend shared his positive diagnosis on Instagram on Dec. 23, revealing that he has since recovered and luckily experienced very few symptoms.

"2020 has been a crazy/twisted year for all of us. Recently I tested positive for Covid-19, I was lucky enough to catch the news before being around and infecting my loved ones (friends, family, significant other)," the model and personal trainer, 26, wrote on Instagram. "I quickly isolated myself and started my quarantine process alone. 🙏🏽"

Asghari credited a "healthy lifestyle" for only experiencing cold symptoms for one day. He added that he continued working out and eating clean while he was in quarantine.

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Emmanuel Macron

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The French President has tested positive for COVID-19, the Élysée Palace announced on Dec. 17. In a statement they explained that Macron, 42, was tested "at the onset of the first symptoms." He will now self-isolate for at least seven days.

"In accordance with current health regulations applicable to all, the president of the Republic will isolate himself for seven days. He continues to work and carry out his activities remotely," the palace said in a statement to CNN.

The French president's diagnosis follows a week of meetings with other European leaders, some of which have now announced that they will also quarantine in the wake of Macron's positive test.

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Sharon Osbourne

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On Dec. 14, the Talk co-host revealed her diagnosis and also disclosed that she was briefly hospitalized with the contagious respiratory illness.

"I wanted to share I've tested positive for COVID-19," Osbourne, 68, wrote on Instagram. "After a brief hospitalization, I'm now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus."

"Everyone please stay safe and healthy," Sharon concluded her post. Her positive diagnosis came just a few days after her fellow Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba contracted the virus.

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Carrie Ann Inaba

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Inaba's co-hosts on The Talk revealed her positive diagnosis on Dec. 10, explaining her absence on the episode and wishing her a speedy recovery.

"I just wanted to come and let you know that I just tested positive for COVID-19," she wrote. "I'm home, I'm following the guidelines. ... I have a fever, bad cough and lots of aches and pains and I just wanted to remind you all to stay vigilant because I am following all the protocols and have so many strict protocols in place and even then I caught it."

"So just a friendly reminder to stay vigilant and take care of yourself," she continued. "Wear a mask, please, and wash your hands a lot. Just be extra, extra careful, because you don't want this. I'm taking good care of myself, so you don't worry about me. Take care and be safe."

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Hours before her scheduled Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole, the singer announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus.

"I'm ok and not in any pain. I'm actually down to do the verzuz from my house... we're trying to figure it all out!" Ashanti wrote on Instagram.

The platform confirmed the event would be postponed. "Unfortunately, we have to postpone tonight's @Ashanti vs @KeyshiaCole #VERZUZ. Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19 beforehand, and we cannot put anyone at risk in the process. First time this has struck us so close to showtime. We apologize to our incredible audience! Get well soon, Ashanti 💜🖤💚 Wear a mask, stay inside, and take COVID-19 seriously. It's truly affecting our community 😷😪 NEW DATE: January 9th, 2021," Verzuz shared on Instagram.

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Ellen DeGeneres

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The talk show host announced in a statement on Dec. 10 that she has tested positive for COVID-19, but thankfully is "feeling fine right now."

"Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19," DeGeneres, 62, wrote on Twitter. "Fortunately, I'm feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines."

"Please stay healthy and safe," she added. "Love, Ellen."

A spokesperson for production company Telepictures told PEOPLE, "Following Ellen's announcement this morning, we have paused production on The Ellen DeGeneres Show until January."

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Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor and attorney to President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani visits "Mornings With Maria" with anchor Maria Bartiromo at Fox Business Network Studios on September 23, 2019 in New York City
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President Donald Trump announced on Dec. 6 that his personal attorney was diagnosed with COVID-19.

"@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus," Trump tweeted. "Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!"

Shortly after, Giuliani's son, Andrew Giuliani, confirmed his father's diagnosis, tweeting: "My Dad @RudyGiuliani is resting, getting great care and feeling well. Thank you to all the friends who have reached out concerned about his well being."

The former New York City mayor has been traveling across the country, leading Trump's legal battle to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which President-elect Joe Biden won the popular vote.

Later that same day, Giuliani's account tweeted, "Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes. I'm getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything."

Giuliani did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment on Dec. 7; a representative said more information was likely to be shared later that day but did not comment on Giuliani's condition or reported hospitalization.

His Twitter account has continued to post since his reported hospitalization, including sharing messages in support of Trump's baseless claims about his election loss.

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Kyle Richards

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has spoken out about her COVID-19 diagnosis on Instagram.

"I love these people so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Some of you may have heard I have COVID. I got it after these photos were taken," Richards wrote on Dec. 5, along with her family's Christmas portrait this year.

"Since I was diagnosed I have been separated from my family in order to keep them healthy. Unfortunately, Sophia also got it. We will stay in isolation until it's safe to see the family and others again. I can't wait to hug them," the Bravo star said.

Richards shares daughters Farrah, 32, Alexia, 24, Sophia, 20, and Portia, 12, with husband Mauricio Umansky.

News of the star's diagnosis, which was first reported by TMZ, comes after PEOPLE confirmed that the Bravo reality series had halted production due to COVID-19 concerns. A source close to the reality show said at the time that production was temporarily suspended and the team behind the scenes is following proper health and safety protocols.

RHOBH is currently working on filming season 11, which is expected to air on Bravo in 2021.

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JoJo Siwa

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The 17-year-old "Kid in a Candy Store" singer told Entertainment Tonight that she and her immediate family members each contracted COVID-19 and they've since recovered. Siwa said she tested positive after her Dance Moms mother Jessalynn, dad Tom and brother Jayden did too, recalling all of their mild symptoms.

"I did end up getting it, the big, dreaded COVID-19. It got through my whole family," she said. "We had headaches, we were tired, we had shortness of breath — we had all the things. All my family actually lost their taste and smell, but all have it back. But I never did."

"Everyone who gets this virus, it's gonna affect them differently. We were all, like, three days apart," she added.

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Juan Williams

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On Dec. 3, The New York Times reported that the 66-year-old co-host of Fox News' talk show, The Five, tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating himself. Williams confirmed his diagnosis to the Daily Beast.

According to the Times, Williams went on vacation last month and returned to the Fox News studio on Monday, where he was tested for COVID-19. Then, on Thursday, the journalist received a positive test result, the outlet reported, citing sources who "requested anonymity to share private discussions."

Speaking on his condition, Williams told the Daily Beast, "I'm not great but I'm not dying or anything."

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Gloria Estefan

In a video posted to Instagram on Dec. 1, Estefan, 63, revealed that she tested positive in November, after an encounter with a fan at a restaurant in late October.

"In the past few weeks, I have been one of the victims of COVID," the star said in the clip. "The reason I'm sharing this is that I want you to know how highly contagious this is - I wear my mask everywhere. I went to a restaurant outdoors with some family — three, four of us — and everybody was negative. We wore masks all the way to the table."

"When we left, the only thing that I can imagine happened is that someone came up to me when I was eating and tapped me on the shoulder," she continued. "They were very close, they had no mask and they were telling me beautiful things. But that's the only thing that I have done outside of my enclosure here."

She later added: "I was very lucky. But I just wanted to share with you the fact that I was in quarantine and the one day I went out and met with one person that was not wearing a mask — I even held my breath, quite honestly, through their talk — something must have happened."

Estefan said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 8.

"But anyway, I just wanted you to know just in case I can be helpful in whatever way," she continued. "I love you all. Stay healthy, stay safe and looking forward to a better year next year for sure."

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Lewis Hamilton

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On Dec. 1, Hamilton's Mercedes team confirmed to CNN that the 35-year-old British Formula 1 driver was self-isolating after testing positive, and is only experiencing mild symptoms.

"He is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery," the team said in a statement.

According to Mercedes, Hamilton woke up on Nov. 30 with mild symptoms and later found out he had been exposed to the virus prior to the Bahrain Grand Prix the day before. He had tested negative three times the previous week ahead of the race.

In his own social media post, Hamilton wrote that he was "gutted to not be able to race this weekend but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others."

He continued, "I'm really lucky that I feel ok with only mild symptoms and will do my best to stay fit and healthy."

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Rosie Perez

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In an interview with Uproxx, the actress said she had contracted the virus almost a year ago while traveling in Bangkok to film her upcoming HBO Max series, The Flight Attendant.

According to the star, the cast had "two and a half more episodes to do" when production shut down due to the outbreak.

"I had contracted COVID when we flew to Bangkok," Perez recalled in the article published on Nov. 30. "And at that time, they were saying 'It's a new respiratory tract infection. It's a virus that's going around. We don't really know what it is and what it does, but it attacks the respiratory system first and then travels to other parts of your body.'"

"It was terrifying," she continued. "I remember my manager was with me, and I said, 'Tarik, don't let me die in Bangkok.' And he goes, 'Oh my God, you're scaring me.' And the head of the ICU says, 'You should be scared, sir. This is serious. We're going to have to put her in a separate room.'"

Perez went on to explain that not much was known about the virus at the time because "it was new. [This] was in December."

"I remember the doctor saying to me, 'The mask that you have on, the mask that I have on, every time you go outside, every time you meet someone wear that mask — not just for you, but to protect them too,'" she said. "And I haven't forgotten it."

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Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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The former Bachelor, 39, shared on his Instagram Stories on Nov. 26, that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 "nine days ago," and that the experience has been "rough" for both him and wife Lauren Burnham.

"Many of you have been wondering why we haven't done Bachelor Brunch, why we've been so absent on social media and why I'm sitting like 25 feet away from the girls. It's 'cause I actually tested positive for COVID," Luyendyk Jr. began. "Tomorrow, I get to go in and see if I'm clear."

"It's been rough. I gotta say, it's not been easy being separated," he continued.

According to Luyendyk Jr., he's been isolating "on the other side of the house" away from Burnham, 29, and their 1-year-old daughter, Alessi Ren.

"Lauren has been really sweet," he told fans. "She's keeping me fed. She just slides some food outside and then I go get it."

The former race car driver went on to post a video of Burnham and their daughter sitting on the other side of a long patio table, captioning the clip, "Thanksgiving 2020 has been different."

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Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia

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After experiencing flu-like symptoms, the Swedish royal couple tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 25, according to multiple outlets.

"They feel relatively well under the circumstances," said the Royal Court's Director of the Information and Press Department, Margareta Thorgren, per Reuters.

The couple's young sons, Prince Alexander, 4, and Prince Gabriel, 3, are not experiencing any symptoms at this time, according to the Swedish outlet The Local. They are all quarantining together.

Contact tracing efforts are underway, including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the King's daughter Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. The family members all gathered last Friday to mourn Queen Silvia's brother, Walther Sommerlath, who died on Oct. 23.

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Whitney & Zach Bates

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Zach and Whitney Bates' pregnancy announcement. Taryn Yager Photography

After exclusively telling PEOPLE that they are expecting their fourth child together, the Bringing Up Bates stars have also shared that they were diagnosed with coronavirus early on in Whitney's pregnancy.

"Shortly after we found out we were pregnant, Zach unfortunately contracted COVID-19 at his work and I ended up testing positive as well," Whitney, 27, said. "It was a rough couple weeks for our family, with a lot of prayers going up for the new baby, but we thankfully have all recovered and feel healthy again."

"Knowing that COVID-19 can cause side effects in pregnancies, even after it has run its course, we are working closely with Dr. Vick to ensure the health and safety of our new little one, and so far everything is looking perfect!" Whitney added.

The pair are already parents to daughters Khloé Eileen, 1, and Kaci Lynn, 4, plus son Bradley Gilvin, 6.

Zach wasn't the only member of his large family to come down with the virus — his sister Carlin and her husband Evan also contracted the coronavirus in August, she announced on Instagram.

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Donald Trump Jr.

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President Donald Trump's oldest son tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been in isolation, a spokesperson told PEOPLE on Nov. 20.

"Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result," the spokesperson said in a statement. "He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines."

In an update the following day, the president said that his son "is doing very well."

Like his father, Don Jr. has continuously downplayed the severity of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. In July, he was blocked from his own Twitter account for 12 hours as punishment for spreading misinformation about the virus.

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Bad Bunny

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The musician sat out his American Music Awards gig after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Puerto Rican star, 26, had previously been announced to perform on-stage with Jhay Cortez for a world premiere performance of their duet "Dákiti." However, the showcase never happened, with fans on Twitter confused as to why Bad Bunny was absent.

In a statement from the musician's reps, his team confirmed that Bad Bunny contracted the coronavirus and had to call off the appearance because of the diagnosis.

"Bad Bunny was originally set to perform his No. 1 global hit 'Dákiti' with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at the AMAs but unfortunately, the artist tested positive for COVID-19, which forced him to cancel the presentation," read the statement.

His rep tells PEOPLE that, as of Nov. 23, he is "feeling okay [and] isn't showing major symptoms." They added that they are "praying it remains that way."

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Richard Schiff & Sheila Kelley

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The married actors announced their diagnoses on Twitter on Nov. 10, noting that they'd been quarantined for a week. "On Election Day [we] tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives," Schiff wrote. "We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here."

A week later on Nov. 16, the actor gave a "Covid update" and announced that he had been hospitalized.

"I am in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids showing some improvement every day," he continued. "Sheila is home and doing better but still fairly ill."

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Meghan King

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On Nov. 15, the Real Housewives of Orange County alumna revealed that she is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

"I tested positive for COVID. I have been safe while traveling but I had an exchange on Tuesday where I did not protect myself and this is when I had been infected. I have been safe with distancing and masks since Tuesday, including when I went to dinner solo and stayed distant and wore a mask at Hayes's soccer," she shared on her Instagram Story.

"My kids have been at their father's but Hayes will quarantine due to a brief (1 hour) proximity to me," King added. "I have contacted everyone and will isolate for 10 days minimum per CDC guidelines. My children will have to stay with my parents as they cannot stay at my house while I'm sick."

King is mom to 2-year-old twins Hart and Hayes as well as 3-year-old daughter Aspen. She shares her three children with ex-husband Jim Edmonds, who tested positive for the virus in April.

She added that she initially sought a test "due to extreme lethargy" and went on to detail her symptoms. "I don't have a fever. I do have extreme exhaustion, sneezing, a mild cough, and diarrhea. I think I'm losing my sense of smell. I ordered a regimen of vitamins and getting tons of rest, water, and food delivery. None of my friends or family are infected or have any symptoms."

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Ben Platt

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The Politician star announced on Nov. 15 that he previously tested positive for COVID-19 in March.

Platt shared the news on Twitter, responding to a tweet that asked Twitter users if they knew anyone that had contracted the virus.

"Me. it was like an awful flu that lingered for 3 weeks or so," Platt, 27, wrote. "Thankfully made a full recovery. so many haven't been as lucky and will continue not to be. #WearAMask."

The Broadway star followed up in a second tweet, adding, "This was in march, I'm totally fine now you sweet bb's. keep distancing and masking!"

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The 33-year-old "Birthday Sex" singer, whose real name is Jeremy Felton, has been placed on a ventilator in the ICU after contracting COVID-19, TMZ reported.

On Nov. 14, a number of stars shared messages of support and asked fans to pray for the musician's recovery.

"Pray for my boy @jeremihhe's not doing good this covid s- is real 🙏🏿 he's in ICU in Chicago," 50 Cent wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the pair, who have collaborated on several occasions over the years.

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Larsa Pippen

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The former Real Housewives of Miami star shared (then deleted) a photo of her legs on Instagram stories, saying she'd been "battling COVID for a week. It's no joke I've never felt pain like this!"

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Jenee Fleenor

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The fiddler (and the 2019 CMA Musician of the Year) was one of five acts who had to pull out of the CMA Awards at the last minute due to a close COVID diagnosis — in this case, her own.

"Unfortunately I tested positive for...yeah you guessed it...'Rona," the fiddler, 36, wrote on Instagram right before the show. "I am thankfully feeling just fine, just bummed of course."

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Hugh Grant

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During a virtual appearance on the Nov. 10 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the 60-year-old The Undoing star revealed that he recently took an antibodies test that came back positive, and believes that he and his wife Anna Eberstein contracted the coronavirus back in February.

"It started as just a very strange syndrome where I kept breaking into a terrible sweat. It was like a poncho of sweat, embarrassing really," recalled Grant, adding that his "eyeballs felt about three sizes too big" and that he felt "as though some enormous man was sitting on my chest."

"I thought, 'I don't know what this is,' and then I was walking down the street one day and I thought, 'I can't smell a damn thing,' and you start to panic," he added.

Grant said he began "sniffing flowers" to be certain he had the telltale symptom, and still couldn't pick up a scent. "And you get more and more desperate — I started sniffing in garbage cans. You know, you want to sniff strangers' armpits because you just can't smell anything."

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Peter Giannikopoulos

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On the same night that his arrival at the Bachelorette bubble in Palm Springs aired, one of Tayshia Adams' new suitors revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Giannikopoulos shared his diagnosis on Instagram on Nov. 10, detailing "some of the hardest" hours of his life.

"I am going through a lot of emotions at the moment with so many thoughts in my head as to how this happened," he wrote in a lengthy Instagram caption. "I felt lousy for a few days but didn't believe I would contract the virus when I have been wearing a mask in public, washing and sanitizing hands regularly, and following social distancing protocol during work. This is an example no matter who we are or what we do, we are all vulnerable."

He explained that he then had an anxiety attack while driving home from the doctor, prompting him to "[lose] consciousness behind the wheel and my car went off road through a guard rail and hit a pole."

He later added, "Although my symptoms are evident, I am going to fight this and win. I understand so many lives have been impacted and my heart goes out to every single person affected. It's okay to be nervous, anxious and feeling uncertain, but just remember we are all in it together."

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Tyler Hubbard

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The Florida Georgia Line singer has tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed on Instagram on Nov. 9., adding that he's asymptomatic, and has been quarantining on his tour bus outside of his home.

"Some of y'all guessed it..... Got the Rona," the 33-year-old wrote alongside a selfie of himself outside his house, after asking fans in a previous post if they had "any ideas why I would have my tour bus parked in the drive way?"

"Asymptomatic. Quarantining on bus," he explained, adding, "Miss my family. Writing songs. Thankful."

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Ben Carson

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The Housing and Urban Development Secretary tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9, PEOPLE confirmed.

The diagnosis came after Carson, 69, attended the election-night watch party at the White House last week, according to the Associated Press. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was also in attendance and has since tested positive.

A White House spokesman told PEOPLE that the necessary contact tracing was underway.

"Any positive case is taken seriously. Contact tracing has been conducted by the White House Medical Unit consistent with CDC guidelines to stop further transmission," the spokesman maintained. "Appropriate notifications and recommendations have been made."

Carson, a former surgeon, told The Washington Post that on Sunday he had a fever as well as chills, cramping and "respiratory issues and fatigue."

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Sergio Garcia

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The Spanish pro golfer won't play in the 2020 Masters Tournament due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, he announced on Nov. 9.

Garcia, 40, shared the news in a series of tweets, writing, "On Saturday night after driving back from the Houston Open, I started feeling a bit of a sore throat and a cough. The symptoms stayed with me on Sunday morning so I decided to get tested for COVID-19 and so did my wife Angela. Thankfully she tested negative, but I didn't."

Garcia continued in a second tweet, "After 21 years of not missing a Major Championship, I will sadly miss @themasters this week. The important thing is that my family and I are feeling good. We'll come back stronger and give the green jacket a go next April 👊🏼."

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Lee Brice

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Country singer Lee Brice tested positive for COVID-19, keeping him from attending and performing at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards.

A rep for the country singer told the Associated Press that Brice had tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the show and would no longer be performing with Carly Pearce. The duo was slated to take the stage together after being nominated for their duet "I Hope You're Happy Now" for musical event of the year and music video of the year.

While Brice can't attend country music's biggest night, his rep told the outlet that the "I Don't Dance" singer is still "in good spirits and not experiencing any symptoms." He will be isolating at his home for the next couple of weeks until he is cleared by a doctor.

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Charlie Hunnam

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Hunnam appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and revealed that he had been sick with COVID-19 earlier this year.

The Sons of Anarchy star explained during his interview that he was feeling under the weather but was unsure what he was sick with. "I'm not sure what I have. I have a little bit of a persistent fever, a dry cough, a little bit of fatigue, so it could be COVID," he explained.

The actor noted that he had received a rapid test earlier in the week and had tested negative, telling Kimmel, "So I could be unfairly jumping to conclusions, but it feels consistent."

Hunnam then revealed that he had COVID-19 "earlier this year" and was trying to compare his symptoms. "It didn't feel like this," he said, going on to share that his experience with coronavirus "wasn't particularly acute."

"I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days and had a little bit of fatigue," he said. "This feels very, very different. This feels much more like flu."

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John Elway & Joe Ellis

John Elway, Joe Ellis. Steve Nehf/The Denver Post via Getty; RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty

The Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway and President and CEO Joe Ellis have tested positive for coronavirus, the Broncos announced on Nov. 3 on Twitter.

"Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis as well as Football Operations/General Manager John Elway were informed this morning they tested positive for COVID-19," the statement began.

"After not feeling 100 percent on Sunday morning, Joe promptly reported his symptoms to our medical team and watched Sunday's game at home as a precaution," the team said of Ellis, 61. "He continued to work from home on Monday before receiving a positive test result this morning."

Meanwhile, Elway, 60, "immediately left UCHealth Training Center on Monday morning after experiencing minor symptoms that he quickly brought to the attention of our medical staff," the Broncos said.

"Other than mild symptoms, both Joe and John are doing well," the team added. "They will continue to work from home in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored."

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Prince William

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Prince William. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty

On Nov. 2, The Sun reported that William, 38, was "knocked" hard by COVID-19 in April - shortly after his father, Prince Charles, contracted the virus in March — but didn't want to worry people by revealing the news.

According to the paper, the prince shared that he had the virus while talking to someone at a public engagement. A source told the paper, "William was hit pretty hard by the virus ... it really knocked him for six."

"At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked," the source added.

His office at Kensington Palace declined to comment and aides will not reveal the specifics of the second-in-line to the throne's illness.

William was seen by royal doctors at his country home, Anmer Hall, where he was quarantined in the early weeks of the pandemic. The prince didn't need to visit the hospital and neither his wife, Kate Middleton, nor their children, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, contracted the illness.

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Khloé Kardashian

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Khloé Kardashian. Stefanie Keenan/Getty

The reality star tested positive for coronavirus in March, she revealed in a sneak peek of the Oct. 29 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Speaking to host Ellen DeGeneres on her eponymous talk show the following day, the Revenge Body host recalled finding out she had the virus.

"I felt really quickly on that I was getting sick with something. And I remember I just wore a mask [and] I remember wearing gloves just because it was speculation all about COVID but no one really knew," she said. "We all were like there's no way I could have COVID. I still was just very diligent, wearing masks, and we got tested, the whole family got tested, and my results were positive."

Speaking about the most difficult part of the experience, she added, "I just was quarantined in my room for like 16 days. We had to wait until I had negative test results for me to leave, and that was the hardest part." She continued, "I mean, I don't care how beautiful of a place you have, being taken away from your child for that long, because I couldn't be around my daughter, that was the most heart-wrenching thing."

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Vanessa Williams

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Vanessa Williams. Paul Zimmerman/WireImage

The Ugly Betty actress revealed on the Oct. 29 episode of The Dr. Oz Show about her symptoms after catching the virus from a City of Angels costar at the start of the pandemic.

"I had the aches, I had gastro issues and severe headache. I had the dry cough," she said, according to ET Canada. "But luckily I distanced myself from everybody, quarantined for 14 days. Nobody saw me and made it through on the other end."

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Stephen Amell

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Stephen Amell. Phillip Faraone/WireImage

The Arrow actor revealed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19 on the Oct. 27 episode of Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum.

"When I got the positive test, for me it became holy f---," he said, explaining that his anxiety around it stemmed from halting the production of his upcoming Starz drama Heels. "I just destroyed this show because I'm No. 1 on the call sheet and I work every day more or less."

He added that he was already self-isolating when he first felt symptoms because another person on the set had previously tested positive.

"I woke up and it was the strangest thing. My f-ing right ear was plugged and I was hot and cold," he explained of his symptoms.

Amell said he also felt "super dizzy," had no appetite and lost 15 lbs. while fighting off the illness.

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Sadie Robertson

Sadie Robertson
Sadie Robertson. Sadie Robertson/Instagram

The Duck Dynasty alum, 23, shared a photo on Oct. 26 from her hospital bed, revealing in her caption that "one of the most challenging things" she has faced as of late has been her battle with COVID-19, which made her "very sick."

"I know everyone experiences covid differently, but wow these symptoms are wild. I've definitely struggled through this one!" she wrote. "Thankfully baby Huff is doing great and healthy, and I am now healing as well. I'm no longer in the hospital (this pic was not from today) and I have just about fully recovered."

Robertson, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Christian Huff, was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this month.

"I've learned a lot and I have been challenged in a lot of new ways," she said. "I will say my dependency on Jesus has never felt greater in some of the hardest moments of this sickness. I'm thankful I serve a savior who is with me in these moments that feel rather lonely. My heart and my [family's] heart goes out to everyone suffering with Covid."

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Balthazar Getty

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The actor-turned-DJ revealed that he had coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic, but by quarantining for two weeks, was able to keep his family from being infected.

"My wife and my kids were really frightened," he told PEOPLE. "There was so much, and there's still so much unknown ... I didn't need to be hospitalized. I was incredibly lucky in terms of that, but I did suffer quite a bit."

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Nick Saban

The head coach of the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide football team, 69, tested positive for coronavirus the Wednesday before an important game against Georgia.

He told fans Thursday night he was "feeling great" and hoped to be able to attend the game if he got a negative test in time.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Nations League match. Aurelien Meunier/Getty

The soccer star tested positive while playing for Portugal in the UEFA Nations League Tournament at the Stade de France in Paris. He will miss his team's game on Oct. 14 against Sweden following the positive COVID-19 test, according to Reuters' translation of an Oct. 13 statement from the Portugal Football Federation.

The Federation noted that Ronaldo is doing well in isolation and not exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus. The rest of the Portuguese team also underwent testing, all of which came back negative.

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Trey Songz

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Trey Songz. Getty

The singer confirmed in a video on Instagram that he tested positive on Oct. 5. Songz (born Tremaine Neverson) said that he's been cautious during the pandemic since his grandfather died earlier this year from what he believes were complications from the virus.

He also noted that he frequently got tested since he has a 17-month-old son Noah to care for.

"Here with a very important message to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19," he said in the clip. "I've taken many tests as I've been out protesting, food drives, of course I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically and this time unfortunately it came back positive."

"I will be taking it seriously, I will be self-quarantining," added Songz. "I will be in my house until I see a negative sign."

The artist encouraged his followers to also take precautions if they've been exposed to the coronavirus.

"I've always taken it serious. If you come in contact with COVID, please do the same. Please do the same. Don't be like the president," he said, referencing President Donald Trump downplaying the coronavirus even after contracting it himself. "Much love and peace, y'all. I thank you in advance for your support [and] your love."

Captioning the post, Songz wrote: "Down but not out! Stay safe y'all! Wear your mask. Wash your hands. 🙏🏾"

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Cam Newton

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Cam Newton.

The NFL star is taking time to monitor his health after the New England Patriots confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

On Oct. 3, the NFL said in a statement that the game between the Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs would be postponed "after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams." The next day, the league announced that the game would be rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Newton wrote on Instagram the morning of Oct. 4 that he would be taking time to "get healthy and self-reflect."

"I NEVER WILL QUESTION GODs reasoning; just will always respond with, 'YES LORD'‼️," the quarterback wrote. "I appreciate all the love, support, and WELL WISHES‼️ I will take this time to get healthy and self reflect on the other AMAZING THINGS THAT I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR‼️"

Though Newton did not confirm whether he was one of the athletes who tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple outlets report that the athlete - who took over for Tom Brady on the New England squad this season - contracted COVID-19.

A rep for Newton did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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Kanye West

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian opened up about her scary experience caring for husband Kanye when he contracted the virus back in February.

"Kanye had it way at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on," Kim told GRAZIA for their October 2020 print issue. "It was so scary and unknown. I had my four babies and no one else in the house to help."

Kim said Kanye tested positive around the same time that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced they had it in mid-March.

In July, Kanye opened up about facing his COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this year in an all-encompassing interview with Forbes.

"Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I'm supposed to do to get over it," the rapper told the outlet of his experience with the virus. "I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can't be sicker than me!" (Drake later revealed he had tested negative.)

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Donald & Melania Trump

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From left: First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at the first debate with Joe Biden, on Sept. 29. Win McNamee/Getty

President Trump and First Lady Melania announced their positive test results on Twitter, just hours after it was confirmed the president's adviser Hope Hicks had contracted the contagious virus.

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," President Trump tweeted on Oct. 2. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

Mrs. Trump tweeted minutes later that she and her husband were "feeling good."

"As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19," she wrote. "We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together."

After his announcement, Trump was hospitalized for three days at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and has since returned to the White House.

On Oct. 5, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said that Trump would be able to continue his treatment from home at the White House.

"Though he may not be entirely out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations - and most importantly, his clinical status - support the president's safe return home," Conley said.

Instead of remaining in isolation, Trump made another outing over the weekend to wave at his supporters outside Walter Reed from his presidential motorcade — a move that was criticized for putting others at risk of contracting the virus.

Just before leaving Walter Reed, Trump sent out a tweet promising to be back on the campaign trail "soon."

Since President Trump's positive diagnosis, at least half-a-dozen members of the administration (plus several non-officials who recently visited the White House and several journalists) have tested positive for the virus, including Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien, former senior aide Kellyanne Conway, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, assistant to the president Nicholas Luna and assistant press secretaries Karoline Leavitt and Chad Gilmartin.

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Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak

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Todd Spiewak (left) and Jim Parsons.

The Big Bang Theory star and his husband contracted COVID-19 in March, Parsons revealed on the Sept. 28 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

″Todd and I both had it early on. It was, like, middle of March,″ Parsons recalled, going on to describe their symptoms ″We didn't know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then it seemed less likely, and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste.″

″It defied the descriptions for me. I didn't realize how completely taste and smell could be gone,″ he continued. ″And when you're in quarantine and there's really nothing to do but eat, oh my God, that was brutal."

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Giuliana Rancic

Bill Rancic and Giuliana Rancic with son Duke.

Rancic, who was originally tapped to host the 2020 Emmys pre-show, revealed early in the show that she, her husband Bill and son Duke have tested positive for COVID-19.

"Hey, everyone. As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately, this year is just so different," Rancic announced in a video clip she taped from home. "As part of E! and NBC Universal's very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn't want to hear that, I'm very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I'm thankful."

Rancic continued, "As far as my health, I'm doing well. My husband Bill and our son also did test positive, but we're all doing well and taking care of each other so I'm going to get back to doing that. But I just want to say I'm wishing you all the best and please protect yourselves and protect those around you. Take good care and I'll see you on the next red carpet."

The pre-show was instead hosted by Brad Goreski and Nina Parker.

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Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox on 'Empire': 'They Tackle So Many Issues That a Lot of Shows Don't Deal With'
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The star, who was supposed to be a special correspondent during the 2020 Emmys pre-show, also revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Fox announced her absence through a statement read by Brad Goreski.

"I am terribly sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight! Unfortunately, I have tested positive for the coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution, I am isolating myself at home," the statement read.

"During these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other. I'm sending my very best to Nina and Brad, who I know will hold down the fort, and congratulations to all tonight's nominees! I look forward to seeing everyone again soon!" the statement said.

Then, two days after her announcement, Fox shared an update with her fans on Instagram, writing that she is now negative.

"On Friday I took a self administered COVID-19 test and as many of you are aware, it came back positive," she wrote on Sept. 22, 2020. "Two days ago I took another COVID test, this one administered by a medical professional, and I am thrilled to announce that last night my results came back NEGATIVE!"

"I am feeling great and I want to thank everyone for their show of love and support," she added.

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's Family

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Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and their children. Thomas Concordia/Getty

On Sept. 15, the How I Met Your Mother star revealed on the Today show that he and his family contracted COVID-19 earlier this year.

Harris, 47, his husband David Burtka and their 9-year-old twins Gideon and Harper have since recovered, but the father of two described the experience as "not pleasant."

"It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April," he said. "We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn't want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up."

Harris added that he and his family now "have antibodies and are feeling good."

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Natalie Nunn

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Natalie Nunn. Natalie Nunn/instagram

The Bad Girls Club alum has been hospitalized after initially thinking her symptoms were due to an asthma attack.

Nunn opened up about her COVID-19 diagnosis in an Instagram post on Sept. 14.

"I thought I was coughing and having an asthma attack the last 4 days due to the smoke outside in Northern California from all the fires," she wrote alongside a video taken from her hospital bed, "well unfortunately I have tested positive for Covid 19!"

"Please keep me and my family in your prayers as this is such a scary time for myself and my family!" Nunn continued.

The reality star shared a similar video taken at the hospital on her Instagram Story, captioning the footage with prayer hands emojis.

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Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels. Presley Ann/FilmMagic

The fitness trainer revealed on Sept. 8 that she had contracted COVID-19 "several weeks ago" as she discussed why people should consider not going to the gym amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"If you are afraid of COVID, you should not go to the gym. And I actually am a person who let my guard down, I haven't even spoken about this publicly really, and a very close friend of mine gave me COVID several weeks ago," she said during an interview with Fox Business discussing her at-home workout app.

"I'm fortunate to have gone into it being healthy and I was able to get on the other side of it pretty quick, but not everyone is that lucky as we know," she continued. "All I can tell you is if you are afraid of getting COVID, a public gym is probably a place where you will get it."

"I would love to tell you that's not the case, but the reality is I literally get my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it," Michaels said. "It's just that simple."

The Biggest Loser alum went on to explain that her friend did not know she had coronavirus when they met up, and neither one of them knew they had contracted the virus until days after the meeting.

"If you're not in a mask and that person is not in a mask, and they have COVID and have no idea - because, by the way, I had no idea that I had it for six days [and] my friend had no idea that she had it when she gave it to me - anticipate that you will likely get it in an environment like that," she said of going to the gym.

"If you are afraid of it, by all means, it's not a move that I would recommend making," Michaels added.

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Tiffany Haddish

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Tiffany Haddish. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

The Girls Trip star spoke to Dr. Anthony Fauci about her experience with coronavirus testing over the past several months, sharing the video on her YouTube page on Aug. 31.

Haddish shared that she's been tested 12 times for work and that she tested positive once three months ago.

"I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus," Haddish told Fauci. "I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie." That time, she said, her test results came back negative.

After another person she knew tested positive, Haddish got another test. "I'm not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus."

After quarantining with her dogs, the actress then returned for another test which came back negative, and an antibodies test which came back positive. Her most recent test, however, showed that she was negative for antibodies. "So I think I'm superhuman," she joked.

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Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson. Rob Latour/Shutterstock

The actor tested positive just days after his movie The Batman resumed production in England, according to Vanity Fair.

A rep for the actor, 34, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Warner Bros. did not specify who on set was affected but did tell Vanity Fair in a statement on Sept. 3, "A member of The Batman production tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused."

This is the second time the film has halted production, with the first being in March as the coronavirus pandemic swept through the globe.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Family

The star revealed on Instagram that he and his wife, Lauren Hashian, and their daughters Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, all tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The actor, 48, shared that he and his wife had been particularly unwell, but are currently "on the other end of it."

"I wanted to give you guys a little helpful update on things that have been going on on my end for the past two-and-a-half to three weeks now. So the update is this: my wife Lauren as well as my two baby girls and myself, we have all tested positive for COVID-19," Johnson began his video message, shared on Instagram.

"I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well," he continued. "And I've gone through some doozies in the past."

Johnson said that he and his family contracted the contagious respiratory virus from family friends, who he said are "devastated" that they unwittingly spread the virus.

The actor encouraged his followers to stay safe, be careful about how they are socializing, boost their immune systems with vitamins and wear a mask.

He said in his video, "So wear your masks. I'm not a politician. I am a man though, who cares about my family deeply and will do everything I can to protect them. But I'm also a man who cares about all of you guys. I don't care what political party you're affiliated with. I don't care what part of the world you're from. I don't care what your skin color is, what your job is, what your bank account says. I don't care. I do care about all of them. And I do not want you or your entire family to get COVID-19."

"Use me as your example," Johnson concluded his lengthy video. "Remember these takeaways that I shared with you and stay healthy, my friends, and I'll see you down the road."

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Usain Bolt

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Jamaica's Minister of Health confirmed that the Olympian tested positive for coronavirus on Aug. 24.

"It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has tested positive. He has been formally notified, I'm told by the authorities," Christopher Tufton told reporters Monday evening, according to CBS News. "It triggers an approach to questioning, interrogation if you will, which we follow through with contact tracing."

Usain Bolt confirmed on Aug. 24 that he had been tested for the virus while addressing reports that he was positive. The retired sprinter, who said that he is not experiencing symptoms, shared a video of himself on social media saying, "[I'm] trying to be responsible so I'm going to stay in."

Bolt's positive diagnosis reportedly comes after he allegedly attended a party for his 34th birthday last week, according to Jamaican outlet Nationwide News.

Bolt encouraged those he has been in contact with to quarantine as well.

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Frank Fox

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Frank Fox. Frank Sweeney/Instagram

The star of Real World: San Diego and The Challenge revealed he had the virus in an Aug. 17 tweet. He also echoed Andy Cohen's calls for the FDA to revise its guidelines banning gay men from donating blood.

"Having just recovered from COVID-19, my next logical step would be to donate plasma, right? @RedCross we gonna chat about the antiquated, uninformed and frankly discrimatory [sic] policies that block me from giving back?" Fox tweeted.

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Carlin Bates

The Bringing Up Bates star revealed in an Instagram post that she and husband Evan Stewart "are on the tail end of recovery" after contracting the virus.

"I have gotten some messages from some of you checking on us, because I have been a little MIA with our insta fam. Thank you for thinking of us. Evan and I both came down with COVID, so we have been a little out of it," Bates captioned a photo of herself and Stewart snuggled and sitting up in bed on Aug. 17.

"We are on the tail end of recovery and are both doing better," continued Bates, who shares 6-month-old daughter Layla Rae with Stewart.

In a statement to PEOPLE, the couple said that after learning about their positive diagnosis, caring for Layla was their "first concern."

"We recently tested positive for COVID-19. Of course, our first concern was for our little Layla, as she has already had some breathing difficulties since birth. Fortunately, Layla was already visiting Evan's parents when we found out we had the virus. We lengthened her stay there, continuing to stay separated from her through the majority of our quarantine," the couple explained.

"Unfortunately, some of Evan's family members also tested positive, so we felt it best for Layla to return with us, where she could at least continue to get antibodies from nursing. We had mild cases, and are thankful as we are on the final leg of recovery," they continued. "However, it has made us so much more mindful of the many who have already faced the threat of exposure or who have dealt with fears in some manner. We will continue to pray for healing for our country and we are grateful for those who have sent such kind messages to our family."

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Brian Cox

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While appearing virtually on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the 74-year-old Succession actor revealed that he previously had COVID-19 but didn't know until he later tested positive for antibodies.

"I'm a diabetic, and I went from my usual bloods that I usually have between months," Cox told host James Corden. "I went there, and they took my bloods, and they took the COVID test. Then my doctor called me and said, 'Oh, congratulations. You've had it.'"

The news came as a complete shock to Cox, who said that he had "never felt anything" when it came to having symptoms of the virus. Asked to list his symptoms, Cox could not remember having any of the major ones attributed to the virus — including shortness of breath and fever — but he did recall being sick last December while in London.

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J Balvin

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The artist revealed that he was recovering from COVID-19 while accepting an award for his "Rojo" music video during the Premios Juventud 2020. Balvin said that he had a "bad" bout of the virus.

"At this moment, I'm just getting better from COVID-19. These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won't think that we'll get it, but I got it and I got it bad," said Balvin in Spanish, speaking in a recorded message from Colombia, Billboard reported.

The "Mi Gente" singer urged his fans to take the virus seriously.

"My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn't a joke. The virus is real and it's dangerous," he said.

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Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas. Daniel Perez Garcia-Santos/Getty

The actor announced his diagnosis on his 60th birthday on August 10, sharing a statement in Spanish on Twitter.

"Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, the 10th of August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after [testing] positive for COVID-19," Banderas said, according to a translation.

"I would like to add that I'm relatively fine," Banderas wrote, "just a little bit more tired than usual and hoping that I will recover as soon as possible by following the doctor's indications that I hope will allow me to get over the infection that I'm suffering and is affecting me so many people around the planet."

Banderas said he plans to "take advantage" of isolation by reading, writing, resting, and continuing to make "plans to begin to give meaning to my new 60 years."

"A big hug for all of you," he concluded his statement, according to a translation.

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Alyssa Milano

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The actress revealed on Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies after falling ill during the coronavirus outbreak. She had previously tested negative for the virus twice.

The Who's the Boss? actress wrote that she "basically had every Covid symptom" earlier this year but tested negative for the novel coronavirus when she was sick.

Alongside a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a mask attached to a breathing machine, Milano wrote, "This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick."

"Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible," she continued. "I basically had every Covid symptom."

Milano wrote that she was re-tested for antibodies after an initial test - done with a finger prick - came back negative. She concluded, "I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19."

She also urged her fans to take the virus seriously: "I just want you to be aware that our testing system is flawed and we don't know the real numbers. I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying."

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Lena Dunham

The Girls creator shared a lengthy post on July 31, as she revealed that she became ill with COVID-19 in mid-March.

"I've been reluctant to share this, having written and rewritten it anxiously. I don't want to unnecessarily add my voice to a noisy landscape on such a challenging topic," Dunham wrote at the start of the post, before noting that the "carelessness with which so many in the United States are treating social distancing" compelled her to share her story.

"The fact is, the Coronavirus kills people. We know that. But it will also alter the bodies and lived experiences of so many who are infected, in ways they could never have predicted," she said, adding that had it not been for her years of health struggles, she didn't know "how I would have tolerated crossing that threshold from well to unwell."

When Dunham's symptoms first began, she said that she experienced "achy joints," but because she was already used to dealing with chronic pain, she "didn't freak out."

"But the pain was soon joined by an impossible, crushing fatigue. Then, a fever of 102. Suddenly my body simply...revolted," she continued, noting that in addition to difficulty breathing and pounding headaches, she also experienced a number of other symptoms, including numbness, difficulty sleeping and a loss of taste and smell.

"This went on for 21 days, days that blended into each other like a rave gone wrong," Dunham wrote. "I was lucky enough to have a doctor who could offer me regular guidance on how to care for myself and I never had to be hospitalized."

Dunham said that she had to self-isolate for a month before she tested negative and was taken aback by "how intense the loneliness had been."

She ended her note by writing, "When you take the appropriate measures to protect yourself and your neighbors, you save them a world of pain. You save them a journey that nobody deserves to take, with a million outcomes we don't yet understand, and a million people with carrying resources and varying levels of support who are not ready for this tidal wave to take them."

She added, "It is critical we are all sensible and compassionate at this time...because, there is truly no other choice."

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Bryan Cranston

The actor is urging his followers to "keep wearing the damn mask," after he contracted COVID-19 despite "adhering to the protocols."

On July 30, Cranston, shared a video on Instagram, along with a statement in which he shared he feels he's "one of the lucky ones" after beating the virus that has claimed the lives of so many people around the world.

"Hi. About now you're probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you're tired of this!! Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience," Cranston wrote.

"I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still... I contracted the virus. Yep. It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it," Cranston continued.

"I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail — but ONLY if we follow the rules. Be well — Stay well," Cranston added, signing the caption BC.

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Doja Cat

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Doja Cat. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

The artist, who was born Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, revealed she had contracted the virus during a July 24 interview on Capital XTRA, sharing that she has since recovered after previously saying that she wasn't "scared" of it.

"I got COVID. Honestly, I don't know how this happens but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and... I don't know how I got it but I got it," she explained.

The singer shared that she is feeling "okay" now after having a "four-day symptom freak out."

Doja Cat's announcement came after she spoke out on Instagram Live about the pandemic in March, claiming that she wasn't "scared" of COVID-19 and that the virus was only a "flu."

"I'm gonna get corona and then I'm gonna get a Corona, cause I don't give a f---k about corona, bitch. It's a flu!" she said at the time.

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Peter Thomas

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Peter Thomas. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alumnus, 58, announced his diagnosis in August, urging his followers to take the pandemic "serious."

"I'm in bed, of course. I've been in bed now for the last eight days," Thomas said in an Instagram video, which shows him in bed, lying on his side.

Thomas, who was previously married to RHOA star Cynthia Bailey, shared that he had taken the coronavirus test five times and received negative results. However, after taking it a sixth time, he tested positive.

"I'm going to tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves and practice social distancing," Thomas continued, adding that he believes he contracted the virus after taking photos with fans.

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Shannon Beador

The Real Housewives of Orange County star announced that she and her three daughters have tested positive on Instagram, writing, "This photo was taken pre-pandemic. Today, we are Covid positive times 4."

"The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms)," she wrote on July 24.

She added: "A huge thank you to all of the medical personnel that have been patiently guiding us through this illness. Sending prayers to all of those affected. 🙏🏻❤️"

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Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images

The actor spent a week in the hospital after testing positive back in April and has since made a full recovery, PEOPLE confirmed on July 23.

"He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital," the star's rep told PEOPLE. "He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies."

Gibson was treated at a Los Angeles, California hospital.

Australian news outlet The Daily Telegraph was the first to report news of the star's health scare.

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Anna Camp

Anna Camp
Anna Camp. Anna Camp/Instagram

The Pitch Perfect star revealed on July 21 that she contracted COVID-19 after the one time she opted not to wear a face mask.

"Hi friends... I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms," she wrote.

"I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask. One. Time. And I ended up getting it," she explained.

"The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful. Completely losing my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will return is extremely disorienting," she wrote, adding that she's "only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now."

"I'm lucky. Because I didn't die. But people are," she continued, urging her followers to wear masks. "Please wear ur mask. It can happen any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives."

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Shereé Whitfield

On July 15, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alumna revealed that she tested positive and shared a brief video about her current status.

Whitfield explained that the reason she has "been M.I.A." is because she has "kind of just really been at home self-quarantining for the past week and a half."

"I just want you guys to know that this is no joke," she said of the virus. "I'm feeling much better today. Thank you to everybody who knew they had not heard from me and reached out ... I just have been out of it.'"

The star shared that she would also be posting an additional Instagram for anyone who may "have any questions" about the coronavirus, or "if you want to know what some of my symptoms were."

"Take care and be safe," she concluded the clip.

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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook. Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty

The Houston Rockets star announced his diagnosis on Twitter on July 13, just days after the Rockets traveled to Orlando, where the NBA will be continuing the 2019–2020 season at the Walt Disney World resort.

"I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my team's departure to Orlando," Westbrook wrote. "I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared."

"Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support," Westbrook continued. "Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!"

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Keisha Lance Bottoms

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Paras Griffin/Getty Images

The mayor of Atlanta confirmed her diagnosis in a tweet she sent out on July 6, writing, "COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive."

She told MSNBC that she tested negative "about two weeks ago," but decided to get tested again after noticing that her husband was sleeping more than usual. She said they received positive test results on Monday.

"It's a shock because what I see with him is not out of the ordinary for seasonal allergies," Bottoms, who is reportedly on Joe Biden's shortlist of potential vice presidential running mates, said. "It leaves me for a loss of words because I think it speaks to how contagious this virus is, and we've taken all of the precautions that you can possibly take."

"I have no idea when and where we were exposed," she continued.

Bottoms said the only symptoms she's experienced so far are "a mild cough and headache."

The politician added that people she's been in contact with in the last few days have been briefed on her diagnosis. Bottoms shared she will remain in quarantine at her home for the next two weeks, saying she'll be "praying that the rest of my family is healthy."

"This is startling for me because we've been so very careful," she said of her family. "Again, this is just a lesson to everyone that you have to take every single symptom seriously."

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Kimberly Guilfoyle

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle. Lou Rocco/ABC

The adviser to President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr. contracted the novel coronavirus, PEOPLE confirmed on July 3.

Citing a source, The New York Times reported that Guilfoyle tested positive ahead of the president's planned speech at Mount Rushmore for a Fourth of July celebration.

Though the former Fox News host flew with Don Jr., according to the Times, they were not aboard Air Force One with the president. They are expected to drive back home.

In a statement, campaign aide Sergio Gor said: "After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure. She's doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she's asymptomatic but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events."

Don Jr. tested negative, said Gor, chief of staff to the campaign's joint finance committee with the Republican party.

Still, Don Jr. was self-isolating as a precautionary measure "and is canceling all public events," Gor said.

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Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

"My first priority is the health and safety of my loved ones and my teammates," the NASCAR driver said in a statement released by his team, Hendrick Motorsports, on July 3, 2020. "I've never missed a race in my Cup career, but I know it's going to be very hard to watch from the sidelines when I'm supposed to be out there competing. Although this situation is extremely disappointing, I'm going to come back ready to win races and put ourselves in playoff contention."

While Johnson is asymptomatic, he was tested for coronavirus upon learning that his wife Chandra was diagnosed with COVID-19 after experiencing allergy-like symptoms, according to his team.

Prior to his diagnosis, Johnson was slated to compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 5.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has since been replaced with Justin Allgaier, who will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet.

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Prince Royce

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Prince Royce. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

The "Back It Up" singer opened up about his diagnosis in a video on July 3, 2020, revealing that he tested positive almost two weeks prior to his announcement, even though he was taking precautions against COVID-19.

"This is something I never thought would happen to me, but it did," he said, speaking both English and Spanish in the clip. "It's something that, I'm in shock. I didn't think it was going to happen to me."

"I thought that taking precaution by washing my hands and wearing a mask was going to be enough, and it was not," he continued.

Royce said that he was fortunate enough to only experience mild symptoms.

"It didn't hit me as hard," he said of the virus. "I'm feeling better now. I'm hoping to come out negative in the next week or so."

He added, "A lot of people going out, and I just wish that we could, you know, if you don't have to go out, don't go out. Let's protect our families. Let's protect our parents, and let's be mindful of other people."

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Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

The actress and model shared her diagnosis on her Instagram Stories on July 2, 2020, sharing with followers, "I got my test results back yesterday and I am indeed positive. They think I'm in around about day seven."

Moakler went on to describe some of the symptoms she's experienced, including "fever, chills, coughing, all kinds of stuff."

"Mostly I'm just really exhausted in a way I can't even describe," she said.

The former Miss USA added that she is currently working with a doctor and a nutritionist to "boost my immune system and help me fight this."

"I just know a bunch of you guys have been sending me such sweet messages, and I have a really great support team of friends and family keeping my spirits up," she said. "So otherwise, I'm just in full rest mode."

Moakler ended her message on a lighter note, joking to fans that July has been an unlucky month since she broke her foot last year around the same time.

"On this date in July last year, I broke my foot and then this year I got COVID," she shared. "So, you know, I'm just going to officially just remove Julys from my calendar because [it's] not my month."

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Herman Cain

Herman Cain
Herman Cain in 2011. Eric Thayer/Getty

The former Republican presidential hopeful, businessman and media personality, is recovering in an Atlanta-area hospital after being diagnosed in early July 2020.

His team announced he had contracted the respiratory illness in a statement on July 2.

"There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus," they wrote.

However, Cain, 74, was at President Donald Trump's June 20, 2020 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where many in the crowds were seen not wearing face masks or practicing social distancing. Other attendees at the event later tested positive for the virus.

Cain has seemingly disdained the wearing of face masks, despite health officials' recommendations. He shared a tweet on July 1, 2020, that people who wouldn't wear them were "FED UP." (He spoke approvingly of masks back in April.)

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic returns the ball during an exhibition tournament in Zadar, Croatia. Zvonko Kucelin/AP/Shutterstock

The tennis pro revealed his diagnosis on June 23, writing on his official website that he is not showing symptoms and that his wife Jelena also tested positive, while his two children did not.

Djokovic's announcement comes days after a tennis event that he organized in Zadar, Croatia, came under fire for potentially exposing athletes to the virus during the pandemic. According to CNN, participants Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric both tested positive, prompting the quick cancelation of the Adria Tour tournament.

"Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region," Djokovic said in the statement. He said the event was set up when he thought the virus had "weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met."

"It was all born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all raised funds towards people in need and it warmed my heart to see how everybody strongly responded to this," he said, then added, "Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were."

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D.L. Hughley

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D.L. Hughley. Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images

On June 20, the comedian shared that he tested positive for the coronavirus, but is asymptomatic.

After collapsing onstage during a set the night before, Hughley was brought to the hospital.

"Thank you everybody for your prayers and well wishes. When I came I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration, I was very dehydrated," he shared in a video on Instagram. "Turns out, they ran a battery of tests and I also tested positive for COVID-19 which blew me away. I was asymptomatic," he added.

"Apparently I just lost consciousness," he shared. "If your ass passes out in the middle of the show, you probably need to get tested. I am going back to my hotel room to quarantine for 14 days."

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Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli. Global Citizen/Twitter

According to ET Canada, the Italian singer confirmed in May that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus on March 10. As a result, he decided to donate plasma for research purposes. Bocelli — who said his wife and kids had the virus too, though all have since recovered — famously gave an Easter concert this year from the empty Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy, in the midst of the pandemic.

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Patrick Ewing

Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round
Patrick Ewing. Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Georgetown University basketball coach Patrick Ewing was hospitalized after testing positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19," Ewing, 57, wrote on Twitter on May 22.

"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly," he added. "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones."

Ewing, who is currently isolated at a local hospital, also shared a statement from Georgetown Athletics.

"Ewing has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that this virus can effect anyone," the university's statement read.

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Marianne Faithfull

The British singer-songwriter has said an emotional thank you to everyone who helped her beat the coronavirus, following her 22-day spell in a London hospital.

"I would like to say to all the people who cared for me and thought of me, who sent me love, people I know, people I have never met, thank you for helping me to get better," Faithfull shared on Instagram on May 20.

"I want to thank the doctors and nurses who were so good and basically saved my life!" she added.

"Thank you all again for all your care, love, thoughts, prayers and wishes. All my love. Marianne"

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Zoey Deutch

Zooey Deutch
Zoey Deutch. Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty

On May 19, the Politician star opened up about her month-long battle and recovery from COVID-19 in an essay for Vulture, detailing the "delirious" symptoms she experienced.

"I had the coronavirus early on, before the shutdown, and a group of my friends also got it. People keep asking me, 'Where did you get it?' and I wish I knew," Deutch, 25, began, adding that she stayed inside for nearly two months. "I feel like I could have spoken in a more eloquent way about my experience had I known. I continued testing positive for a month, which is longer than they're saying you're supposed to. I'm okay now. I'm so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out okay."

The Buffaloed actress went to share some of her symptoms and how they were "drastically different" from those of her friends who were also diagnosed, noting that while she "had a sore throat and felt totally delirious," one of her friends "only lost taste and smell" while another "went to the hospital with the 'normal' symptoms, but another friend had absolutely no symptoms at all."

"I hate to sound like I'm trying to be preachy, but it's so important to wear a mask when you go out, even if you think you're okay and think you don't have it or think it's allergies. You just don't know if you have it or not," she explained.

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Madonna. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

In a May 6 Instagram post, the star revealed that she was sick while on her Madame X tour with what she thought was a "very bad flu" before testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies.

"Im Grateful that I can be a part of supporting Research to Find the cure for Covid -19!! And just to clear things up for people who would rather believe sensationalist headlines than do their own research about the nature of this virus — I am not currently sick," she wrote in the caption, sharing a screenshot of a news article about research for a coronavirus vaccine.

"When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I. clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time," she added. "We all thought we had a very bad flu. Thank God we are all healthy and well now."

Madonna continued, "Hope that clears things up for the band wagon jumpers!! Knowledge is Power! #covid19"

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Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl
Lesley Stahl. Jemal Countess/Getty Images

On May 3, the 60 Minutes host revealed that she recently recovered from COVID-19, and wasn't the only employee at the CBS News program to contract the virus. She revealed that some co-workers showed no symptoms and others suffered from "almost every symptom you can imagine."

"One of the rules of journalism is 'Don't become part of the story,' but instead of covering the pandemic, I was one of the more than 1 million Americans who did become part of it," she said during the broadcast.

Stahl said she spent two weeks in bed "weak, fighting pneumonia and really scared" before she decided to go to the hospital.

"I found an overworked, nearly overwhelmed staff," she recalled of the hospital. "Every one of them kind, sympathetic, gentle and caring from the moment I arrived until the moment days later when I was wheeled out through a gauntlet of cheering medical workers."

She added: "In the face of so much death, they celebrate their triumphs."

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Roy Horn

Roy Horn
Roy Horn. Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty

Sadly, illusionist of Siegfried & Roy fame died on May 8, 2020, from complications from the virus. He was 75.

Horn first tested positive in April and seemed to be on the road to recovery, according to his publicist, before his health took a turn.

"Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Horn's partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, said in a statement. "From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried."

Horn and Fischbacher are best known for their Las Vegas show at the Mirage Resort and Casino that ran from 1990 until 2003 when Horn was attacked on stage by one of the white tigers used in the duo's act.

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Jennifer Wayne

Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne “rocked” by coronavirus
Jennifer Wayne. Jennifer Wayne/Instagram

Runaway June's Wayne has decided to share her positive diagnosis and how she's been handling her symptoms on Instagram.

"I've been struggling with whether or not to share, because to be honest it's kind of rocked me and I wasn't sure that putting it on a public platform was right for me," she began on April 15. "But as I've been telling people, I've had so many people reach out and say they have/had the virus and what did I do, what were my symptoms etc. So anyway, I am sharing this because I did contract Covid 19 (I'm assuming from the grocery store, it's the only place I've been?!) and I had some great advice from doctors and friends and family (@travelingwithfinn !)... and this helped me kick this things ass."

The singer made sure to preface that "each body's immune system fights it off in a different way, so I am definitely not saying I have any answers" before listing the methods she used to feel better.

"I loaded up on Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, B complex; chaga mushrooms and ZINC!" she began. "I also drank more water and Gatorade [than] I ever have in my life. I wanted to flush that thing out of my system," noting that her routine plus getting rest was a "lifesaver."

As she recovers from the virus, Wayne said her next move will be "donating [her] blood and plasma to help others."

The singer also included a picture of herself holding up a sign that noted three things she is grateful for.

Wayne's list read: No. 1, "My parents did not get the virus," No. 2, "My body, which I have so harshly judged in the past, fought it off and kept me healthy," and No. 3, "I have had incredible family and friend support. I am a lucky girl."

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Nick Cordero

Nick Cordero
Nick Cordero.

According to wife Amanda Kloots, Cordero was "fighting for his life" after contracting the virus in early April.

At the time of his initial diagnosis, the Broadway star seemed to be in "stable condition" but as of April 10, Kloots said he's in "very bad" shape.

"My whole world has stopped. Please pray for my husband," she wrote, alongside a photograph of the pair with their young son Elvis Eduardo. "Prayer warriors, prayer circles, whatever you've got. Energy, meditation, positive thinking. He is fighting for his life right now. Elvis and I need you Nick Cordero. It's time to fight daddy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻"

"All prayer warriors right now PLEASE. Nicks condition got very bad. Please pray pray pray," she added on her Instagram Story, alongside another photo of her husband and their son.

Then on April 19, Kloots gave another update on her husband's recovery, revealing that he is on the mend after getting his right leg amputated as a result of coronavirus-related complications.

"An uneventful day in the [Intensive Care Unit] is a GOOD DAY!! HALLELUJAH!" Koots wrote on her Instagram Story.

"It seems like Nick's body is responding well to his surgery and recovering well," she added. "I asked for a miracle yesterday because my spirits were low and I think we got one today. He is alive and recovering well."

By late April, Kloots was thrilled to report that Cordero had "two negative COVID tests" on her Instagram Stories.

Cheering alongside their son over the "good news," Kloots told fans on April 24 that the negative tests could mean that "the virus is out of his system, and now we're just dealing with recovery and getting his body back from all the repercussion of the virus."

She added that "hopefully the virus is out of Nick" after the negative results.

"Thank God!" she said.

However, after battling health complications for 13 weeks, Cordero died on July 5, 2020. He was 41.

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Von Miller

Von Miller
Von Miller. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Denver Broncos star Miller has tested positive, his agent, Joby Branion of Vanguard Sports Group, told PEOPLE in a statement on April 16.

"He is at home resting and in good spirits with plans to speak publicly on the matter tomorrow," the statement read.

The Broncos also confirmed Miller's diagnosis in a separate statement on their website, saying he tested positive for the virus after "experiencing flu-like symptoms."

"Von has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that anyone can be afflicted with coronavirus," the statement read. "Von is doing well and recovering at home in self-isolation. He remains under the care of team doctors, who are following all coronavirus treatment procedures to ensure a safe environment for Von and our community."

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Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo
Chris Cuomo. Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images

The CNN host announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31.

"Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus," he said in a statement posted to Twitter. "I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath."

Cuomo said he's quarantined in his basement and will continue airing his CNN show, Cuomo Prime Time, from there.

"I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina," he continued of his children and wife. "That would make me feel worse than this illness!"

Then on April 15, Cuomo revealed that his wife Cristina has also contracted the virus.

"Cristina now has COVID. She is now positive, and it just breaks my heart," Cuomo said during his show in a virtual interview with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It is the one thing I was hoping wouldn't happen and now it has."

The journalist also opened up about his wife's condition on Twitter, writing, "Families all over know the reality our family faces: few are one case and done. Sure enough, Cristina has covid now. Kids are still healthy but this shook us at our literal core. All are stepping up. Can't wait to shake this fever so I can help her as she helped me. Sucks."

Chris and Cristina have been married for more than 19 years. They share three children: Bella, 17, Mario, 14, and Carolina, 11.

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George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopolous. Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC/Getty

The news anchor announced on Good Morning America that he tested positive, but hasn't experienced any symptoms.

"I've never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath," Stephanopoulos said. "I'm feeling great."

Stephanopoulos continued to tell co-anchors Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts that it was "no surprise" that he contracted the virus since he was in close quarters with his wife — who opened up about struggling with COVID-19 in an April 1 Instagram post — caring for her as they self-quarantine in their New York home.

He said he took the test, however, "fully expecting it to be negative" since he didn't feel any obvious symptoms.

"There was one night, several weeks ago, when I went to bed early with some lower back pain and I thought it was from a hard workout that day, and it cleared up the next morning," he explained. "Then several days after that I had one day when I had a diminished sense of smell, but that was it for my symptoms over the last several weeks."

Stephanopoulos also shared that his wife is feeling a lot better now.

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Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson
Sturgill Simpson.

The country music star revealed on April 11 that nearly a month after first exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, he was finally able to get a test and was told he tested positive. Simpson explained that it was really difficult to get tested in an Instagram post he wrote on April 12.

He began by sharing that he had been on tour in Western Europe for two weeks before continuing in the U.S. up until March 12. The next day, he said his wife took him to their local hospital ER "due to chest pains, fever, and pre-stroke blood pressure levels."

"I spent an hour listening to a (highly condescending) Doctor refuse to test me because I 'did not fit testing criteria' and tell me why it was impossible that I had contracted the virus due to its extreme rarity and that it was not in western Europe yet during that same period (which we now know is incorrect) even though I was told by two nurses that I was the first person their hospital had walk in requesting to be tested," he wrote. "Almost one month later on April 6th my wife and I were both tested after finally finding a free drive-thru testing facility outside a National Guard depot."

By April 10, the star received a call from the Nashville CDC and found out he was positive, while his wife's test came back negative.

"I should also add that the CDC nurse I spoke to yesterday told me that it reacts differently in a case by case basis and the White House briefings and the information they are providing is basically pure speculation causing fear and that the only thing anybody knows is that we don't really know much yet," he continued.

The Sound and Fury artist added, "All I know is I first felt symptoms a month ago yet I'm still positive and contagious and now on quarantine in the dojo until April 19th and really wishing I'd taken my wife's advice and put a bathroom in the floor plans..live and learn."

Simpson then criticized President Donald Trump and the U.S. government's response to the ongoing crisis. "At least our Government appointed task force headed by a man who does not believe in science is against mass testing and we now have a second task force in the works to 'open America back up for business'!" he concluded.

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Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Michael Kovac/WireImage

Babyface and his family had tested positive but have since recovered from the virus, the singer revealed in an Instagram post on April 10. The star opened up about his diagnosis after thanking his followers for wishing him a happy birthday.

"I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday," he wrote. "I tested positive for the Covid 19 virus, as did my family. It's an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends. I am happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health."

Edmonds went on to announce his upcoming appearance on Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Verzuz Instagram series, in which he'll participate with singer-songwriter Teddy Riley in "a Celebration of Black Music Excellence."

"So get ready for a night of groove and love," he wrote. "Ladies… put on your red dress…light some candles, pour some wine, and don't forget to bring your dancing shoes."

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Keith McNally

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Keith McNally. Keith McNally/Instagram

The famed restaurateur, known for celeb hotspots including Balthazar and Pastis in N.Y.C., posted to Instagram that he was in a London hospital with coronavirus, feeling "totally weak" and receiving oxygen.

He followed up with Eater to say that he was recovering slowly, but "unfortunately, my appetite and sense of humour have gone totally missing."

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Todd Chrisley

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The Chrisley Knows Best star is recovering after contracting the novel virus.

On the April 8 episode of his Chrisley Confessions podcast, he explained that he was recently hospitalized to receive treatment for COVID-19. He recounted the harrowing ordeal, sharing that he had been "battling corona" for three weeks and hospitalized for four and a half days before being released back home.

"It has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years I've been on this earth," he said. "I cannot ever tell you a time in my life where I have ever been as sick as what I had been with the coronavirus."

"This is serious. This is something that we've been dealing with for the past few weeks," Todd's wife, Julie Chrisley, chimed in. "Todd and I have been together for 25 years, I have never in 25 years seen him as sick as what he was in the past few weeks."

She continued, "If you are doubting or have not been affected by corona personally … you need to know that this is serious. There are people who are dying and we have to take it seriously. We have to practice social distancing, and we have to stay in if at all possible."

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Jennifer Aydin

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and mother of five revealed in an Instagram video on April 8 that she had tested positive and is currently quarantined in her Paramus, New Jersey, home. She is away from her husband Bill and their five young children (daughters Gabriella, 12, and Olivia, 7, and sons Justin, 15, Jacob, 11, and Christian, 8).

"Keeping my kids away has been the hardest," Aydin said. "Bill's really stepped up to the plate - he's staying far, far away from me but he's helping with the kids, which I'm grateful for."

The star explained in her video that she started feeling symptoms on March 30, including extreme fatigue and a cough. Her husband — a plastic surgeon — got her a test days later, and she received a positive diagnosis on April 6.

"I've been doing better now which is why I'm checking in," she said of her current state. "There are a few rough days where I was just extremely tired and sleeping a lot. I had this very dense headache and extreme, extreme night sweats. I lost my sense of taste and smell. I have no breathing problems. I feel better today. I feel like it's going in the right direction."

"I will keep you guys posted on how I'm feeling," she added. "I hope everyone is well and staying home, 'cause right now that's what we have to do. We have to stay home to prevent the spread of this awful disease. Remember guys, we're in this together. Stay safe, be well."

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Pink with son Jameson. pink/instagram

The star revealed that she and her 3-year-old son were showing symptoms of coronavirus before she officially tested positive.

"Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive," Pink wrote on Instagram on April 3.

"My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative," she wrote.

The "So What" singer took note of her privilege in being able to receive a test.

"It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible," she continued. "This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities."

Now that she is once again healthy, Pink is doing her part to help those who are battling the virus.

"In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center," she wrote.

"Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund," she added. "THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes!"

The musician concluded by urging her followers to follow stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, writing, "these next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.❤️"

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Christopher Cross

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"Dear Friends, I'm sorry to report that I am among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus," the singer posted on Facebook on April 3. "I'm not in the habit of discussing medical issues on social media, but I do so in hope this will help other people to understand how serious and how contagious this illness is."

The Grammy winner, best known for his '80s songs "Sailing" and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," also shared how the virus has affected his health.

"Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I've ever had," Cross said. "For those of you who still do not believe the COVID-19 virus is real, or think it is a 'hoax' or part of some conspiracy, my advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world."

In addition, the star urged his fans to follow the safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the pandemic, adding a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"PLEASE make every attempt to stall the spread of this virus by: 1) staying home- the only way we can stop the spread right now is by self-quarantine 2) washing your hands as many times a day as you can and don't touch your face and 3) follow the SCIENCE," Cross said. "Importantly, please read the guidelines posted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to educate yourself on the facts and protect your loved ones."

The musician concluded his post, writing, "Last but never least: wherever you are in the world, let's all be kind to one another. Only if we work together can we defeat COVID-19. Love, Christopher."

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Sara Bareilles

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Sara Bareilles.

The singer revealed on her Instagram Stories that she "had" COVID-19 and has since "fully recovered."

She told her followers, "Just wanted to check in. I'm really quiet right now and will probably continue to be quiet. Just sort of taking all of this in and having a lot of feelings as I do."

She added, "I had it, just so you know. I'm fully recovered, just so you know."

She concluded her message to fans with, "I am just thinking about all of the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love and just being really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around," she said. "Lots of love, you guys. Take care of yourselves."

Later, Bareilles updated her fans on her Instagram Stories writing, "Thank you all for the concern. I had a VERY MILD case of COVID and am counting my blessings for that... I am totally fine and fully recovered. Couple of rough days but I promise I'm fine." To prove it, she posted multiple silly videos of her dancing to Earth, Wind and Fire's "September."

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John Benjamin Hickey

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The Tony winner, 56, revealed he was sick for the last two weeks after testing positive for the highly contagious virus during his appearance on Broadway.com's Live at Five show on April 2.

"Went to my doctor, got tested, got my positive results back and spent two weeks really brutally sick," he shared. "I clearly came through it and am two-and-a-half weeks now symptom-free and feel great."

He told viewers, "Given everything we're hearing and understand about it now, I consider myself profoundly lucky. I only ever got really sick. I never needed to be at an emergency room or at a hospital. I had a doctor monitoring me the whole time. I was very lucky. I came out okay and feel like myself again."

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Tom Dempsey

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The former Saints placekicker tested positive for COVID-19 on March 26 after being taken to a hospital the day before because he had exhibited symptoms, his family told Nola.com.

Dempsey had initially returned to his apartment at the Lambeth House — the retirement community he has lived in since 2012 — in New Orleans and was given medication.

Dempsey is now in hospice care following a downturn in his health.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell

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"Hey friends, family and Stokes folks, I hope you all are well. I've been laying low for the last number of days because I could feel my body fighting something unusual, and I just got confirmation that I have indeed tested positive for the coronavirus," the Tony Award-winning actor said in a Twitter video he posted on April 1.

"The good news is, over the last few days I've isolated myself, I come to you from the bedroom," Mitchell added, giving a sweet shout out to wife Allyson Tucker and their son, Ellington, who he said have been "100 percent asymptomatic and really helpful getting me through this."

"I love you guys so much, thank you for everything you've been doing for me," the actor said.

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Jim Edmonds

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The former St. Louis Cardinal revealed on his Instagram Story on April 1 that he had tested positive, but is now feeling better.

In late March, Edmonds was hospitalized for symptoms he believed to be related to coronavirus, a trip he also documented on social media. He was told at the time he had pneumonia but would have to wait for the COVID-19 test results to come back.

Since then, Edmonds has remained in quarantine at his St. Louis home and says he's now back in good health.

"I am completely symptom-free now doing really well, so I must have had it for awhile before I got tested," he said. "Thank god I quarantined myself and listened to what everyone said and kept our curve in our house flattened. I'm doing really good and happy to be symptom-free and feeling great."

"Do not take this lightly," he stressed. "If you don't feel good, go to the doctor or go to the emergency room if you can't breathe. That's what happened to me, they didn't want to test me and I forced them to take me into the emergency room and low and behold, pneumonia and the virus. So don't take it lightly. Take care of yourselves. There's no medicine, there's no nothing but rest and that's all I've been doing."

He went on to thank his fans for their support. "I appreciate everyone who has said well-wishes and wished me the best," he said. "All of you people, thank you so much again. Hope you all are doing well."

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Ali Wentworth

Ali Wentworth
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"I have tested positive for the Corona Virus," the actress posted on Instagram on April 1.

"I've never been sicker," she continued, before describing some of her symptoms. "High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest."

Sharing a photo of her lying in bed with her dog, she added, "I'm quarantined from my family. This is pure misery."

The news comes just after her husband, George Stephanopoulos, said on Good Morning America that Wentworth had "developed some symptoms" while explaining to viewers why he is broadcasting from his home.

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Patrick McEnroe

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The former tennis player and ESPN commentator talked about his diagnosis in a Twitter video on March 30, telling his followers that he's been self-isolating in the basement of his home in Westchester County, New York, for "11 days" after coming down with "some minor symptoms."

"My test just came back positive. I just got it this morning," he said, explaining he got examined at a drive-thru testing site. "It did come back positive — that's the bad news."

He continued, "The good news is: I feel fine. My symptoms have passed. I feel really 100 percent."

McEnroe then praised his wife, Broadway star Melissa Errico, for "taking care of the house" while the family has been in "full quarantine … for well over two weeks."

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Ray Benson

Ray Benson
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"Well folks, the bad news I've contracted the corona virus!!" the country star announced on Facebook on March 31. "Been feeling tired for about 10 days! Went to be tested on the 21st! No tests so went home! Went back yesterday feelin the same tired out of it and they tested ... first call this mornin from lab sayin you got it!!"

Benson assured his followers, "I'll be ok," before adding, "Sure do miss playin music and seein everyone."

Benson went on to urge his fans to "stay well" as "this s--- serious!! I have been alone for the most part and wore mask, washed hands, used hand sanitizer [and] still got it! Do not listen to the right wing BS!"

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Adam Schlesinger

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Fountains of Wayne singer (and the songwriter behind "That Thing You Do") Schlesinger contracted the virus in late March, and did not recover from it.

At the time, those close to Schlesinger refuted reports that he was in a coma while attempting to battle the virus. "He's very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word 'coma' to me," Schlesinger's longtime lawyer, Josh Grier, told Variety.

On April 1, however, Grier confirmed to Rolling Stone that Schlesinger died from complications related to the virus. He was 52 years old.

Grier and Schlesinger's agent did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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Kalie Shorr

Kalie Shorr
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"Despite being quarantined (except for a handful of trips for groceries) for three weeks, I managed to contract COVID 19," the singer tweeted on March 30, later adding that "I was at my worst a week ago, the test results finally came in today."

"I'm feeling significantly better, but it's proof how dangerous and contagious this is. It's endlessly frustrating to see people not taking this seriously," she continued.

According to Shorr, her "first few days were absolutely miserable."

"I've never felt like that before," she recalled. "My entire body was in pain, and my fever was like riding a wave. I completely lost my sense of taste and smell."

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Sincere Show

Sincere Show
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The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood alum opened up about battling the virus in an Instagram video on March 27, revealing that he's been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia in both of his lungs.

"It took a lot for me to make this video as I am a very private person, but it is important for me to share my story," he captioned the clip, which he filmed from a hospital bed. "Please everyone take this seriously #Covid19 #Coronavirus Protect yourself protect your family."

Show began his video by recalling how he fell ill, telling his followers, "About a week ago, you know, wasn't feeling my best. Had to call the ambulance to take me to the hospital."

"They ran all the necessary tests and everything, and I was diagnosed with COVID-19. Been in the hospital ever since," he continued. "I know this thing is affecting everybody differently. For me, I have pneumonia in both my lungs, makes it difficult for me to breathe."

Despite his condition, Show has remained positive throughout the ordeal, telling fans, "I'm gonna be all right regardless."

He ended the video by encouraging others to take the coronavirus seriously.

"What I just want everybody to really understand … is that this thing is serious," he added. "Playtime is over."

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Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo
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The opera singer announced his diagnosis on Facebook on March 22, writing, "I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the coronavirus. My family and I are all in self isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary," the statement read.

Following his announcement, Domingo spent a week in the hospital in Acapulco, Mexico. During this time, a rep for Domingo told Opera Wire, "His condition is stable and he will remain in the hospital as long as doctors find it necessary until a hoped-for full recovery."

By March 28, the star was discharged from the hospital and is currently at home, according to the health secretary in Guerrero, Opera Wire reported.

"After a week in the hospital, he was released to continue the treatment at home in isolation. He has been responding well and will continue following the doctors orders," Domingo's rep explained to the outlet.

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Ken Shimura

Ken Shimura
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The famous Japanese comedian was hospitalized on March 20 with severe pneumonia before testing positive three days later. Then on March 29, Shimura died, his agency, Izawa Office, told CNN and Associated Press.

"I don't think he imagined he would die a death like this," a representative with Shimura's agency told The Japan Times. "I am sure he was working hard with a sense of mission to deliver laughter to people."

Before his death, Shimura was set to star in his first feature film, God of Cinema. He was also slated to run in the Olympic torch relay to represent Higashimurayama, a neighborhood located in Tokyo's suburbs. (The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have since been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.)

Shimura is the first celebrity in Japan to die from coronavirus.

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson
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The British leader shared his diagnosis on Twitter on March 27, writing, "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus."

"I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus," he continued. "Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives"

Ten days after his diagnosis, Johnson was hospitalized.

A spokesperson for Johnson told BBC News that he "continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus." The spokesperson also described Johnson's hospitalization as a "precautionary step" taken on the advice of his doctor.

"The Prime Minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government's advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives," the spokesperson said, according to BBC News.

By April 12, Johnson has been discharged from St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

"The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery, at [his country residence] Chequers," a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement.

"On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas' for the brilliant care he has received. All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness," the statement continued.

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Chef Floyd Cardoz

Floyd Cardoz
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The Top Chef Masters winner, who was first admitted to the hospital with a fever on March 18 and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, died on March 25.

The beloved chef died at Mountainside Medical Center in New Jersey as a result of complications from coronavirus, a spokesperson for his Hunger Inc. Hospitality Group confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 59.

At the time, he posted an update on his Instagram page, saying he sought medical help as a "precautionary measure."

"Sincere apologies everyone. I am sorry for causing undue panic around my earlier post. I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York," he wrote, adding he "was hugely anxious about my state of health."

Cardoz is survived by his mother Beryl, his wife and business partner, Barkha, whom he met at hospitality school in India, and their two sons, Peter, 27, and Justin, 22.

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Prince Charles

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
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Prince Charles is the first member of the British royal family to test positive for coronavirus, but is in "good health."

A statement issued to PEOPLE on March 25 said he has continued working at home and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, does not have the virus.

A Clarence House spokesperson confirmed the diagnosis in a statement early Wednesday, saying, "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual."

"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland," the statement continued. "The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing."

The statement Clarence House added, "It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

It's been nearly two weeks since Charles, 71, last saw his mother Queen Elizabeth briefly on March 12, Buckingham Palace added. "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. ... and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare," a palace spokesman added.

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Laura Bell Bundy

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"I have Corona Virus," the country singer and Broadway star wrote on Instagram on March 25. Telling fans she'd address her symptoms and overall health later that day, she added, "Please please stay home, take care of yourselves. God Bless."

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Jason Collins

Jason Collins
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The former NBA star announced his diagnosis on Twitter on March 24.

"I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to N.Y.C. at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough," Collins shared.

"On Saturday I went to the ER and got tested and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest," he wrote. "I'm home now resting but still experiencing some tightness and might go back to the hospital later today. On Saturday my lungs were clear, which obviously is good."

The former center, who became the first openly gay player in the NBA in 2014, also urged people to continue social distancing to help "flatten the curve" and contain any further spread of the virus.

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Jackson Browne

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The "Running on Empty" singer, 71, announced his diagnosis to Rolling Stone in an interview published on March 24, explaining, "My symptoms are really pretty mild."

After noticing a "small cough" and a "temperature," he decided to get tested, he told the magazine.

The musician is now recovering at his home in Los Angeles, California and has been self isolating for about "10 days."

"I quarantined immediately upon feeling sick. It was before the mandatory quarantine orders were issued, because you don't know if you had it or not. I'm in the middle of trying to call everyone I know to discuss with them how they are feeling and whether or not they have symptoms. You have to assume you have it. You need to assume that you in some way could very easily pass it to someone else," Browne added.

Browne urged his fans and particularly young people all over the world to stay at home, noting that even if "they don't have symptoms, they might have it and might be able to pass it on."

"That's what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody," Browne added.

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Slim Thug

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On March 24, the rapper, 39, revealed in a video he shared on Instagram that he tested positive for the illness.

"So check this out, no games being played alright," he began in the clip. "The other day, I got tested for the coronavirus yesterday and it came back positive," he revealed. "As careful as I have been self-quarantined and staying home. I might've went and got something to eat or something, did some stuff like that, simple stuff like that, nothing crazy."

"Stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on and my test came back positive so ya'll gotta take this stuff seriously," he said explaining just how easily the condition can be incurred. "Sit at home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they sayin'. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out or whatever."

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Matt Doyle

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On March 24, the Broadway actor and former Gossip Girl star shared on his Instagram stories that he and boyfriend Max Clayton, also a Broadway actor, have coronavirus.

"We're positive for COVID-19 here," he wrote. "In good spirits and cooking dinner. Glad I stayed home! I didn't infect others!"

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Greg Rikaart

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The Young and the Restless star opened up about his diagnosis in an Instagram post on March 23, writing, "I just tested positive for coronavirus. I am a pretty healthy 43-year-old who doesn't smoke, doesn't drink much, eats well and exercises regularly and this has been the hardest experience of my life."

Rikaart — who shares 4-year-old son Montgomery Argo with husband Robert Sudduth — explained that he and his family first started showing symptoms of the highly contagious respiratory virus more than two weeks ago.

Confident that he's "finally turned the proverbial corner," the star said Monday is the first day he's been "fever-free" since becoming sick.

"I was told to stay isolated for another 72 hours before I acclimate back into my family," he wrote. "So, nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4–5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys."

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Aaron Tveit

Aaron Tveit. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

The Broadway star announced the news on March 23 on his Instagram account, writing, "I've been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12th, and I'm feeling much better."

He also expressed that he considers himself "extremely lucky" that his symptoms have been "very mild" but is still "taking this situation extremely seriously."

"I want everyone to realize that this can affect anyone," he said. "And even if you aren't feeling sick or showing drastic symptoms - please take heed, stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see everyone at the theater again soon."

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Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein. John Minchillo/AP/Shutterstock

Weinstein has tested positive in New York's Wende Correctional Facility, according to multiple reports.

On March 22, law enforcement officials confirmed the news to Deadline and Page Six, telling the outlets that the disgraced producer and convicted rapist contracted the virus. Niagara Gazette was first to report the news.

Weinstein's rep, Juda Engelmayer, told PEOPLE: "Our team that has HIPAA consent has not heard anything like that yet. I can't tell you what I don't know."

News of his diagnosis comes days after he was transferred to the Wende Correctional Facility from New York City's Rikers Island.

Weinstein is reportedly being kept in isolation, along with one other inmate who also tested positive for the virus at Wende.

Officials told Niagara Gazette they believed Weinstein, who celebrated his 68th birthday last week, was already positive for COVID-19 when he entered the facility. Prior to his transfer, Weinstein had been alternating between Rikers Island and an N.Y.C. hospital, where he was reportedly being treated for high blood pressure and chest pains.

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Senator Rand Paul

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The politician's coronavirus diagnosis was announced on March 22. "Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person," his staff tweeted.

"He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul," a follow-up tweet read.

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Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar
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The Younger actress, 55, announced her coronavirus diagnosis on Instagram, writing: "I have just tested positive for Covid-19. I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug — Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly. Seasonal I thought? but it felt unusual/different."

First she was tested for the flu, but those test results were negative. After five days of waiting for her coronavirus test results, she shared her diagnosis with fans on March 21.

"I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches, and 102.4 fever. I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona? I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends," she wrote. "I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16. He said NO, I didn't meet the criteria.I hadn't recently traveled out of the country & I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive. I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY'er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store, the pharmacy, hair salon, etc. I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies & bleach wipes, dry goods, extra food etc."

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Andy Cohen


Cohen tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus," the Bravo host shared on Instagram on March 20.

Cohen said that Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen will be going on hiatus while he recovers. It was previously announced that the Bravo talk show would film without a live audience in an effort to protect against the rapidly spreading respiratory virus.

"As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we're putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better," he continued. "I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves."

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Colton Underwood

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On March 20, the former Bachelor shared his diagnosis on Instagram.

"I tested positive and I have been following all of the social distancing rules since last week," he wrote alongside a video. "My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today. For anyone out there that is hesitant to self quarantine... please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home. We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. I'll keep you posted, Love y'all."

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Marcus Smart

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Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart announced on Twitter on March 19 that he tested positive for the respiratory virus, urging his fans and followers to practice social distancing to stall the spread.

"I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive," the athlete wrote alongside a video. "I've been self-quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it's a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP."

Smart said that he has "had no symptoms" and that he feels "great."

"But the younger generation in our country MUST self distance," he added in another tweet. "This is not a joke. Not doing so is selfish. Together we can beat this, but we must beat it together by being apart for a short while. Much love!!"

On the same day, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that two unidentified players tested positive, as well.

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Daniel Dae Kim

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The Lost star, 51, said he started developing symptoms on his flight back to his home in Hawaii after spending several weeks filming in New York City.

In a lengthy video message to his fans on March 19, Kim said he was on his way home after production closed down on New Amsterdam due to the virus and was "asymptomatic" during that time.

"But as the flight was close to landing, I started noticing some scratchiness in my throat, which is unlike how I usually get sick," he said on Instagram. "So when I landed, I called my family doctor in Hawaii and he told me to monitor my symptoms. To be safe, when I got home, I quarantined myself in a room in the house and tried to rest on my own. But later that night, I started feeling tightness in my chest, body aches and my temperature started to rise. So he then told me to get tested."

The Hawaii Five-O star also offered to help with efforts to create a vaccine for COVID-19.

"With any luck, I will have actually built up an immunity to this virus when all of this is said and done. So I may not actually need the vaccine when it comes out. I hope it does soon though, and I will gladly contribute in any way I can, including donating antibodies in the pursuit of finding a vaccine for everyone," he said.

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Prince Albert II

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Prince Albert II. SEBASTIEN NOGIER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Monaco's Prince Albert II tested positive for coronavirus, the Palace announced on Thursday, March 19.

The 62-year-old Prince is the first head of state to test positive for COVID-19. He was tested on Monday, March 16, according to palace sources, and results were confirmed on Wednesday, March 18.

The father of 5-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella's state of health is not a source of concern, according to a statement from the palace.

The Prince of Monaco is being closely followed by his attending physician and specialists from the Princess Grace Hospital Center, and continues to work from his private apartments in the palace and remains in permanent contact with his cabinet.

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Kaylee Hartung

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ABC News reporter Hartung tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) days after traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle to cover the outbreak there.

Hartung shared her experience on Good Morning America on March 18, revealing that she received her positive test on March 16 after first experiencing symptoms last March 12.

While the reporter said that the virus "was something that really knocked me off my feet for a day," she said that her symptoms were ones that she'd normally try to power through.

Hartung's health care provider initially told her that she wouldn't be able to get tested because her symptoms were too mild.

"I was defeated, confused, I didn't know where to turn and what to do, and my healthcare provider actually called me back, and said 'upon review of your case, because of where you've been, we do want you to get tested,' " Hartung explained.

In the caption for a post sharing her GMA interview, Hartung said that she hopes people can learn from her experience.

"The quicker we get serious about social distance, the quicker we'll all get through this. ❤️" she added.

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Sean Payton

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The New Orleans Saints coach, 56, told ESPN he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19. He is seemingly the first NFL-adjacent person to have the virus.

Payton told ESPN he didn't have a fever or cough, but was feeling ill the previous Sunday and took a test.

"This is not just about social distancing," Payton told ESPN. "It's shutting down here for a week to two weeks. If people understand the curve, and understand the bump, we can easily work together as a country to reduce it."

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Kevin Durant

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The Brooklyn Nets star and three of his teammates have contracted COVID-19, the team and Durant announced on March 17.

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine," Durant told reporter Shams Charania of The Athletic after the news broke. "We're going to get through this."

The Nets have not identified the three other players who tested positive.

In their statement, the team said of the players who were diagnosed, three were asymptomatic while the fourth is currently exhibiting symptoms.

"All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians," the team said in a statement posted by multiple reporters. "The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting."

"The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible," their statement continued.

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Arielle Charnas

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Arielle Charnas.

The fashion influencer and designer behind the lifestyle brand Something Navy announced her positive status on Instagram on March 18.

Charnas received the diagnosis after telling fans earlier this week that she was "freaking out" while awaiting results from the test. She began the health update by acknowledging the fact that many don't have immediate medical access when they first notice symptoms.

"… Like many of you, this pandemic has me on heightened alert and I took what I believed to be the quick precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of my family and now ultimately the people around me," read the post. "This morning, I learned that I tested positive for COVID-19."

Since getting confirmation that she has coronavirus, she explained that she has an entirely different perspective on the outbreak.

"While this virus seems to be everywhere that you turn, it's meaning and importance completely changes when it affects you personally," wrote Charnas.

Per her doctors' orders, the designer said she will continue to quarantine and self-isolate, rest, drink fluids and contact friends and family she was in contact with the past two weeks so they can "be even more diligent in their own self-quarantine and look out for any symptoms."

The mom of two added that her young daughters, Ruby and Esme, haven't shown any symptoms, but that she and husband Brandon are "watching them super closely."

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Charlotte Lawrence

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Charlotte Lawrence. Charlotte Lawrence/Instagram

"A couple days ago, my doctor informed me that I too have COVID-19," the singer announced on Instagram on March 17.

Lawrence went on to say that she is going to "be completely fine" but "many who get it won't be if too many people get sick too quickly." She urged her followers to stay inside and think of others because "we have the power to slow this down."

She concluded her note, writing, "And for the love of god, self f------ quarantine or you'll be on my s--- list," before adding a link to the CDC on how to prepare and prevent the disease.

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Idris Elba

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Idris Elba. Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

"This morning I tested positive for COVID-19," the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw actor announced on Twitter on March 16. "I feel OK, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus," he captioned a video alongside wife Sabrina Dhowre. "Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic."

He explained in the video that he "got a test immediately" and began to self-quarantine after learning that he was exposed to someone who had tested positive.

"It sucks," he said, before encouraging fans to take precautions. "Looks, this is serious. Now's the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands."

Then, a week later, Dhowre revealed she had also contracted the virus.

The couple gave fans an update on their health while sitting down remotely with Oprah Winfrey for the first episode of her new series "Oprah Talks COVID-19," which is available to watch for free on Apple TV+.

"I tested positive," she said, noting that she wasn't "surprised" by the news.

Dhowre went on to share that even after learning her husband had potentially been exposed to the virus, she made the decision to fly out to be with him.

"As soon as I heard that Idris was potentially exposed, I mean, I was on my way anyway, I wanted to be with him," she said. "I think that's an instinct as a wife. You just want to go and take care."

"We didn't change the way we interacted," she added. "I could have made a decision to put myself maybe in a separate room or stay away, and I'm sure that people are making those decisions that are tough decisions to make. But I made the decision to be with him and still touch him."

Elba explained that on the day he may have been exposed to the virus, he and his wife had been together — and they continued to spend time together until he left for New Mexico for work.

"If I had caught it, she had certainly caught it in that time period as well," he said.

The actor went on to point out that while social distancing is very important, he and his wife "made a calculated decision as a family to stick together through this."

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Rachel Matthews

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Rachel Matthews. Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

On March 16, Frozen 2's Matthews opened up about the diagnosis and shared a timeline of her symptoms in a series of posts on her Instagram Story, explaining that she "only got tested because I had been around a confirmed case."

"Hey guys, I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in quarantine the last week," Matthews, who voiced the role of Honeymaren in the Disney film, wrote.

Matthews then went on to explain her symptoms, writing that on day one, she experienced a "sore throat, fatigue and headache."

By day two, the actress shared things took a turn as she had a "mild fever (100.3), horrible body aches, chills, sharp pain in lungs, started a dry cough, no appetite."

On day three, Matthews said her fever was gone, but she still had "minor body aches."

She wrote her "lungs got much worse (resulting in deep, dry cough) shortness of breath, major fatigue, no appetite."

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Quim Torra, Regional Leader of Spain's Catalonia, & Pere Aragones, Catalan Deputy Head of Government

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Pere Aragones and Quim Torra.

The two government officials have been diagnosed, The New York Times reported the morning of March 16.

Torra is said to have gone into self-isolation in a government building, according to the Times.

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Karl von Habsburg

Karl von Habsburg
Karl von Habsburg. Jens Hartmann/Shutterstock

The Archduke of Austria has been quarantined since March 12 after testing positive for the virus.

The 59-year-old head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine called into Austrian TV channel oe24, revealing he experienced flu-like symptoms.

"It's annoying, but I'm fine. It's not the Black Plague," von Habsburg said. "I thought it was the usual flu. When a friend called me that he had a positive test at a congress in Switzerland, I was also tested."

He added, "I have to expressly praise the Austrian authorities because they act with measure and aim. Panic mood is not appropriate."

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