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Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Robert Pattinson

The actor has 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, 2020, “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, to boost their immune systems with vitamins and to 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

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

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

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

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

The actor announced his diagnosis on his 60th birthday on August 10, 2020, 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

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

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The Girls creator shared a lengthy post on July 31, 2020, as she revealed that she was 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 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, 2020, 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

The artist, who was born Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, revealed she had contracted the virus during a July 24, 2020 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

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, 2020.

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

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

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

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On July 15, 2020, 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

The Houston Rockets star announced his diagnosis on Twitter on July 13, 2020, 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

The mayor of Atlanta confirmed her diagnosis in a tweet she sent out on July 6, 2020, 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

The adviser to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., has contracted the novel coronavirus, PEOPLE confirmed on July 3, 2020.

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

“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, 2020.

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

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

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 a 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

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, 2020.

“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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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 coworkers 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

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 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

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

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 was 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

The CNN host announced that he has 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

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

The country music star revealed on April 11 that nearly a month after first exhibiting symptoms for 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 recieved 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 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

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

The famed restarateur, 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

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

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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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

“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 

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

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’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 

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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 Aoril 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

“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

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

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 hostpital 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

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

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”

10 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

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 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

“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

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

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” that “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

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

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

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

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

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 a N.Y.C. hospital, where he was reportedly being treated for high blood pressure and chest pains.

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Senator Rand Paul

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABC News reporter Hartung has 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

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 

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

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

“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 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 

“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 the 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

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

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

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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Kristofer Hivju

The actor, who played Tormund on Game of Thrones, revealed on March 16 that he is self-isolating in Norway after testing positive for COVID-19, and he said he’d stay in quarantine for “as long as it takes.”

“We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms … There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis,” he wrote of himself and his wife. “I urge all of you to be extremely careful … Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals.”

By April 14, Hivju announced that him and his wife have fully recovered.

“Hi! We are fully recovered and in good health after I was infected by the Cororonavirus, and most likely my wife @grymolvaerhivju,” his Instagram post began. “After several weeks in [sic] quarantine, and also a couple more indoors after beeing free of all symptoms, we are finally safe and sound. We were lucky to only have mild symptoms of the Covid 19.”

“We send our love and thoughts to all of the people where the virus has hit much harder, and to everyone who has lost their loved ones due to the Cornonavirus,” he continued. “Thank you for all of your support, and please remember to stay vigilant and keep your distance, wash your hands, and most of all ; take care of each other in this strange time. Lots of love from us❤️🙌🏻”

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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

The actor announced his positive results on Instagram on March 11.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” Hanks wrote.

“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”

He added, “We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”

Hanks is currently in Australia’s Gold Coast for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley biopic, in which he plays the music icon’s longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Filming for the movie has been halted.

On March 16, the two were able to leave the hospital.

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Nadine Dorries, U.K. Health Minister

Dorries has announced that she and her 84-year-old mother have both tested positive, The Evening Standard reported on March 15. She also opened up about her experience in an essay she wrote for The Sunday Times, writing that her diagnosis was a “game-changer” and that she worries for her mother who “is not in the best of health.”

“I stopped listening for a second as the thought flew through my mind: my mum is going to get it and it’s my fault. I had brought Covid-19 home from Westminster and had unwittingly passed it on to her,” Dorries wrote in her essay. “It felt as though the clocks had stopped. I knew that everything was about to change and I wanted to hold time where it stood.”

Dorries said her symptoms included persistent cough, achy muscles and intermittent night sweats, according to The Evening Standard, and she advises people to act as though everything is already contaminated as a safety precaution.

She said: “Every lift button, shopping-trolley handle, wait-button on a zebra crossing – and every cup in a cafe.

“Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Carry hand-sanitiser and use it over and over. Resist the urge to hug or shake hands with anyone.”

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Begoña Gómez, Wife of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

The wife of Prime Minister Sánchez has tested positive for coronavirus, Washington Times reported on March 15.

The outlet says that both Gómez and Sánchez are in good health and have been following instructions from medical authorities at their home in La Moncloa Palace in Madrid. Additionally, two ministers of Sánchez’s cabinet have also tested positive but are also in good health.

Gómez’s health status was first announced shortly after Sánchez addressed the people of Spain to announce the measures his government plans to take to combat the pandemic.

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Olga Kurylenko

The former Bond girl announced on Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15.

Kurylenko, who played Camille Montes in 2008’s Quantum of Solace, shared a photo of her balcony, writing, “Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus.” She added that she’s “actually been ill for almost a week now,” noting that she’s mainly suffering from “fever and fatigue.”

“Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!” she added. 

In a follow-up post, the Ukrainian-born French actress thanked fans for their support and answered some questions about her condition.

“Why I’m not in hospital? Because hospitals are full and they are only taking patients that are struggling with life, if I understand correctly. I was told that if I get worse to call an ambulance,” she wrote. 

“Where I got tested? In the hospital when an ambulance took me there after I called because my fever was over 39,” she wrote, which converts to more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

“How did I get tested? They took a swab from my throat,” she continued. 

“Where did I get coronavirus? Impossible to know. It could be anywhere. I could have touched a taxi handle and gotten it from there. It’s on surfaces!”

She noted that after a week of a fever, her temperature is beginning to break. 

Then a week later, the actress revealed that she has “completely recovered” from the virus.

Kurylenko gave the update on March 22, when the U.K. and its commonwealth celebrated Mother’s Day. She revealed the news in an Instagram post alongside a shot of her holding her son Alexander.

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Peter Dutton, Australian Home Affairs Minister

The senior member of the Australian government immediately contacted his local health department in Queensland after waking up with a “temperature and sore throat,” BBC reported on March 13. Dutton is now in the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Prior to contracting the virus, Dutton had traveled to Washington, D.C., for a meeting, where he met with President Donald Trump‘s daughter Ivanka Trump on March 5. (The White House said on March 13 that Ivanka was not symptomatic and did not need to quarantine but chose to work from home that day as a precautionary measure.)

There are currently 156 confirmed cases in Australia, according to BBC. That number includes actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, who are both in Queensland and quarantined as they take the time to get better.

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Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami

“It is confirmed that I have the coronavirus,” Suarez told the Miami Herald on March 13. “I did test positive for it.”

The mayor said that he felt healthy and strong, according to the Herald, and was now quarantining at home while his wife and children live with extended family.

His main concern, he said, was for the people who he had come in contact with over the last few days.

“If we did not shake hands or you did not come into contact with me if I coughed or sneezed, there is no action you need to take whatsoever,” he said. “If we did, however, touch or shake hands, or if I sneezed or coughed near you since Monday, it is recommended that you self-isolate for 14 days, but you do not need to get tested.”

“After speaking with medical personnel, I will continue to follow Department of Health protocol and remain isolated while I lead our government remotely,” he continued.

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Sophie Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for coronavirus on March 12.

In a statement obtained by local outlet The Globe and Mail reporter Marieke Walsh, government officials said, “Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive.”

“Also following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild.”

Officials revealed that the prime minister is “in good health with no symptoms.”

Officials added, “As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days.”

The statement explained that the prime minister “will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms.”

As of March 13, Sophie’s symptoms remained “mild.”

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Fábio Wajngarten, Communications Director for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

The Brazilian government official received a positive test just days after meeting with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, NPR reported on March 12.

Wajngarten posted an Instagram photo during his trip to the U.S., where he can be seen standing to the right of the president, wearing a “Make Brazil Great Again” hat.

According to CNN, Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s health is now being monitored as well.

“Both the President and Vice President had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time,” the White House said.

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Janet Broderick, Sister of Matthew

Matthew Broderick’s sister is being treated after her parish announced on March 11 that she was diagnosed with the virus.

Janet, a rector, fell ill after attending the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes conference in Louisville, Kentucky — the same event at which another attendee was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, her church spokesperson said.

Though Janet initially received treatment for what doctors believed was a viral syndrome, she was admitted into the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills following a medical assessment, according to the parish. There, Janet tested positive for the coronavirus.

The church said Broderick is currently in stable condition as she remains in isolation, and is being treated for a severe form of pneumonia.

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Daniele Rugani

Juventus Football Club shared the news about the Italian soccer player on the team website on March 11.

Club staff shared that at this time, Rugani is not showing any symptoms.

“Juventus Football Club is currently activating all isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him,” Juventus staff added.

The announcement came after Juventus held practice earlier on March 11, the Associated Press reported. Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive. The club’s other star, forward Cristiano Ronaldo, was not at the practice and has not been around Rugani since his diagnosis.

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Franck Riester, France’s Culture Minister

Riester has been doing well and resting at home after he contracted the virus, Reuters reported on March 9.

Five other French members of parliament have been diagnosed, as well as an employee in the National Assembly cafeteria where, according to the outlet, some of the lawmakers may have been infected.

Health Minister Olivier Veran said that no other government officials have been diagnosed and “nobody has been shaking hands in cabinet meetings for the last two weeks.”

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Rudy Gobert

Prior to his positive diagnosis, the Utah Jazz player was seen wiping his hands on the mouthpiece of several microphones attached to a podium before leaving a press conference. 

“As part of the Jazz’s COVID-19 response, shootaround availability was done in the ZBBC media room today rather than on the court. As Rudy Gobert got finished discussing the situation, he stood up, leaned over and made it a point to touch every mic and recorder in front of him,” Salt Lake Tribune‘s Eric Walden reported.

After Gobert tested positive, the NBA announced the league will be suspending the remainder of the season until further notice.

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Donovan Mitchell

The basketball player is the second Utah Jazz player to have the virus.

On March 12, the NBA team announced in a press release that “all members of the Utah Jazz traveling party” had been tested for the virus after Rudy Gobert’s diagnosis. During the additional round of testing, a second player tested positive.

The team did not initially identify the athlete who had tested positive, but sources identified the player to ESPN as 23-year-old Mitchell.

The athlete confirmed the reports on Instagram later on Thursday.

“Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test,” he wrote. “We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them.”

“I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help.”

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Christian Wood

Following Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, Wood was the third NBA playing who tested positive for the virus in early March. But on March 25, the star’s agent Adam Pensack told ABC affiliate WXYZ that Wood was “feeling great” and has “fully recovered.”

Pensack previously told Detroit News that Wood was “100 percent fine” when he first tested positive for the virus. According to the World Health Organization, the average recovery time for mild cases of COVID-19 is about two weeks. For severe or critical cases it can be longer — up to six weeks.

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Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian Vice President

President Hassan Rouhani’s deputy for women’s affairs is Iran’s seventh official to test positive, The New York Times reported on March 4. Out of the seven, one prominent cleric has died from the virus.

Since contracting the disease, Ebtekar has been quarantined at home.

According to the Times, Iran currently has the highest number of government officials infected. There are at least 245 people who have confirmed cases in Iran, along with 26 deaths.

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Nga Nguyen

The Vietnamese socialite and her sister tested positive just days after attending fashion shows in Milan and Paris.

The two flew to Italy on Feb. 18 to attend the Gucci fall 2020 fashion show, and Nguyen told the New York Times that they both “felt totally fine the whole time” during their travels. But by March 2, Nguyen noticed a cough while on a work trip. She went to the doctor the next day, which is when both she and her sister were found positive.

Following her diagnosis, Nguyen alerted her contacts at Gucci and Saint Laurent. She also informed her friends, family, makeup artist and photographer. As of March 11, none of the people she contacted have shown signs of the virus.

A spokesperson for Gucci issued a statement obtained by PEOPLE saying, “Despite 21 days having passed since our show, once we were informed of Mrs. Nguyen’s coronavirus confirmation, we informed all guests that were seated alongside Mrs. Nguyen at the show. They have expressed their thanks and advised they are doing well.”

Nguyen is scheduled to undergo another round of testing on March 16 and hopes that the lab work will reveal that she no longer has the virus, she told the Times.

A rep for Saint Laurent did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Mikel Arteta

The coach of Arsenal Football Club — one of the most popular soccer teams in the English Premier League — tested positive for coronavirus this week.

Coach Arteta was diagnosed with COVID-19 late Thursday night, prompting Arsenal’s full first-team squad, coaching staff and other personnel to immediately go into self-isolation for 14 days, according to a statement released by the franchise.

As of now, the 37-year-old coach is remaining optimistic and is expected to make a full recovery.

“This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly,” Arteta said in the team’s statement. “I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”

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