Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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

Chloe Bennet

Chloe Bennet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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D’Andra Simmons

D'Andra Simmons

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

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

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Katilyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tardick
Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe. KAITLYN BRISTOWE/INSTAGRAM

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

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

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

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Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

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

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

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

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

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

Sam Asghari

sam asghari

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

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

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

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Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron

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

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

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

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Sharon Osbourne

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

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

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

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Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ellen DeGeneres

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

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

“Please stay healthy and safe,” she added. “Love, Ellen.”

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

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Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor and attorney to President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani visits "Mornings With Maria" with anchor Maria Bartiromo at Fox Business Network Studios on September 23, 2019 in New York City

President Donald Trump announced on Dec. 6 that his personal attorney was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards Claims Lisa Vanderpump Played Victim and Wasn't Hurt by 'Goodbye Kyle' Challenge
Kyle Richards. GETTY IMAGES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JoJo Siwa

jojo siwa

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

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

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

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Juan Williams

Juan Williams

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

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

Speaking on his condition, Williams told the Daily Beast, “I’m not great but I’m not dying or anything.”

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Gloria Estefan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton Michael Schumacher

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

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

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

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

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

Larsa Pippen

Larsa Pippen

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

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Jenee Fleenor

jenee fleenor
Jenee Fleenor.

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

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

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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant The Undoing

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

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

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

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

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Peter Giannikopoulos

Peter Giannikopoulos. ABC

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

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

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

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

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

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Tyler Hubbard

tyler hubbard

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

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

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

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Ben Carson

Ben Carson

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

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

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

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

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

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Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia

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

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

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

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Lee Brice

55th Academy Of Country Music Awards Virtual Radio Row - Day 1

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

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

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

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Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

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

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

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

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

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

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John Elway & Joe Ellis


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

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

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

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

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

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Prince William

Sir Donald Gosling Service At Westminster Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

Khloé Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

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

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

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

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

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Nations League match. AURELIEN MEUNIER/GETTY

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

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

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Trey Songz

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Trey Songz. GETTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captioning the post, Songz wrote: “Down but not out! Stay safe y’all! Wear your mask. Wash your hands. ????????”

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Cam Newton

Cam Newton Versace Pants
Cam Newton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kanye West

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

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

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

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

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

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

Donald & Melania Trump

Donald Trump
From left: First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at the first debate with Joe Biden, on Sept. 29. WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak

Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons
Todd Spiewak (left) and Jim Parsons.

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

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

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

Giuliana Rancic

Bill Rancic and Giuliana Rancic with son Duke.

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

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

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

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


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