Celebs who contracted coronavirus

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has the entire world fighting against a global pandemic, as of this writing in March 2020. While the virus has torn through Asia and Italy to devastating effect, America is now planning and bracing for the worst. States are declaring emergencies, professional sports have completely shut down, Coachella has been postponed, the phrase "social distancing" has officially entered the lexicon, and the act of washing your hands has never been more important.

With scientists predicting that the coronavirus pandemic could eventually infect up to 70% of the United States' population, the virus is not discriminating between the rich and the poor — or the famous. Since America's first recorded case in Snohomish County, Wash. on Jan. 19, 2020, the virus has spread to nearly every state, including NBA locker rooms and even Hollywood's A-List.

So, put on that mask and those gloves, and let's keep our distance from the following celebrities who have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

Miami mayor Francis Suarez is keeping a video diary after his coronavirus diagnosis

Four days after attending an event in Florida with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his staff, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez tested positive for the coronavirus, the Miami Herald reports. Suarez was in the same room as Bolsonaro's press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, who tested positive upon his return to Brazil. After learning of Wajngarten's results, the 42-year-old mayor went into isolation immediately.

"Residents and employees, I was informed that I have tested positive for COVID-19," Suarez said in a video message posted to Twitter that day. "I feel completely healthy and strong. However, I am doing the responsible thing by working with the county's health department to take every precaution to ensure that not only my family is healthy, but everyone I have come into contact with is healthy, as well."

In another video message two days after his diagnosis, Suarez updated his constituents on his condition. "Last night, I was feeling a little bit of aches and pains. I took one 500 milligram Tylenol Extra Strength, been hydrating a lot," he said. "I didn't sleep as much as I would like. I usually get about six and a half hours of sleep on average. I got about five hours of sleep. I think that was a little bit of restlessness and stress from yesterday and being a little bit amped up with all the interviews that I had to do, and also a little bit of the effects." 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were diagnosed with coronavirus while Down Under

While in Australia to film an Elvis biopic with director Baz Luhrmann, Tom Hanks revealed that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, had tested positive for the coronavirus in a post on his verified Instagram account. "We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too," Hanks, a.k.a. the nicest guy in Hollywood, wrote in part. "To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

As they remained in isolation, the movie star tweeted a photo of himself and Wilson to update their fans and thank their caregivers: "Hello folks. Rita Wilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time."

With son Chet Hanks announcing his famous parents are "not trippin'" over the diagnosis, Wilson is also staying positive during their isolation and even asked her Twitter followers to help her create a Spotify playlist called "Rita Wilson's Quaratunes." Some of the more apt song selections include Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself," the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," and The Beatles' "I'm So Tired."

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko revealed her diagnosis on Instagram

On March 15, 2020, former model and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus. The Ukrainian born, who starred opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in Quantum of Solace, shared the news on her official Instagram account.

"Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I've actually been ill for almost a week now," she wrote (in both English and the Cyrillic alphabet), accompanied by a photo of a view outside through her window. "Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!"

According to the Daily Mail, Kurylenko discussed her daily regime while in quarantine with the Russian media. "To bring down the temperature, they said to take Paracetamol, which I do. That's all. Nothing more to do," she explained. "Of course, I still take vitamins for myself like that. And I eat garlic, just for the immune system. I drink water. Squeeze lemons in water. That's all."

Kurylenko had recently finished filming for The Bay of Silence with Succession's Brian Cox (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Daniel Goldman used his coronavirus diagnosis to target President Trump

Daniel Goldman, counsel to the House Intelligence Committee during President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings, tested positive for the coronavirus, Rep. Adam Schiff announced (via CNN). "The former staffer is feeling better and no current staff have reported any flu-like symptoms at this time," Schiff said.

In a multi-tweet thread, Goldman updated everyone on his situation ("it was just like the flu") and took a shot at Trump about the availability of tests. "My difficulty in getting a test despite the exact symptoms and a neg flu test underscores how shockingly unprepared this administration is to deal with this pandemic," he wrote. "In fact, I was told that NYC hospitals STILL would not test my wife — with similar symptoms — unless admitted."

"@realDonaldTrump can try to gaslight the American public by repeatedly saying that everyone who needs a test can get one, but that was not true one month ago (when it should have been the case) and it is not true today (when there is no excuse)," he continued. "Given his stated desire to 'keep numbers down' for his political benefit, it is impossible to reach any conclusion other than that the President is sacrificing the health of the American public for his own personal interests."

Idris Elba revealed his coronavirus diagnosis for 'transparency'

On March 16, 2020, Luther and Hobbs & Shaw actor Idris Elba announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus. "This morning I tested positive for Covid 19," he tweeted. "I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing. No panic."

In the accompanying video message, Elba explained that he self-quarantined and "tested immediately" after learning that the person he came into contact with tested positive three days prior. The Thor: Ragnorak actor then said he decided to share his diagnosis with the world because "transparency is probably the best thing for this right now." He added, "If you're feeling ill, or you feel like you should be tested, or if you've been exposed, then do something about it."

Elba ended his video by admitting that we "live in a divided world," but called for unity. "Now's the time for solidarity, now's the time for thinking about each other," he said. "Stay positive. Don't freak out."

Kristofer Hivju received his coronavirus diagnosis in Norway

On March 16, 2020, Kristofer Hivju, Game of Thrones' Tormund Giantsbane, revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus. In an Instagram post on his official account, the fantasy series fan-favorite's message began, "Greetings from Norway!"

"Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus (sic)," Hivju continued, adding, "My (family) and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy!"

Hivju's diagnosis comes weeks after he officially joined the second season of The Witcher (via Variety).

Andrew Watt struggled to get a COVID-19 diagnosis

Andrew Watt, a music producer who has worked with such artists as Post Malone, Cardi B, and Ozzy Osbourne, announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus. In a series of posts from the editor of DJ Booth, Watt shared his account of the rapid progression of the infection that ultimately led the 29-year old to be placed on a breathing machine.

On the morning of March 6, 2020, Watt said he felt "like [he] was hit by a bus" and was bedridden "for days." However, a doctor informed him that there was "no way" he had the virus since he hadn't left the country and spends all his time at either the studio or his home. He revealed that he became "delusional" from a frequent dry cough and an emergency room visit where he was given a pneumonia diagnosis but refused a coronavirus test "because of federal regulations." A "private doctor" eventually tested him for COVID-19, and confirmed Watt's infection. Eleven days after his diagnosis, Watt said his fevers were "much, much better," but he still struggled to breathe.

He concluded by saying he would "get through this no matter what," and pleaded for others to be mindful of the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. "I can't stress this enough. This is not a joke. Stay inside, stay sanitized," he wrote. "Please stop everything and take care of yourselves and the people you love around you, until we are all through this."

Charlotte Lawrence's COVID-19 diagnosis comes with some practical advice

On Mar. 17, 2020, singer Charlotte Lawrence revealed that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. In a lengthy social media post, the "Joke's On You" singer also begged her fans to self-quarantine during the global pandemic.

"Hey guys. A couple days ago, my doctor informed me that I too have COVID-19. A lot of us will," Lawrence wrote on Instagram, adding, "I am going to be completely fine. But many who get it won't be if too many people get sick too quickly." The 19-year-old musician went on to emphasize, "So this is not me asking for prayers, for love, for sweet messages. This is me pleading for you all to protect those less able to survive this virus. Stay inside. Please. Whether you feel sick or not, stay inside." 

Lawrence added, "Think about your parents. Think about your grandparents. I love so many people who might have a very rough time getting through this. Think about someone else getting your loved ones sick because they didn't listen, because they thought they knew better. Because they were selfish."

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart was the first member of Congress to announce a COVID-19 diagnosis

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican from Florida, became the first sitting member of Congress to test positive for the novel coronavirus. "On Saturday evening, Congressman Diaz-Balart developed symptoms including a fever and headache. Just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19," his office said in a press release on March 18, 2020 (via CNN).

In a statement posted the same day to Twitter, Diaz-Balart said that he is "feeling much better," but urged his constituents and the American public to take the threat seriously. "However, it's important that everyone take this seriously and follow @CDCgov guidelines in order to avoid getting sick & mitigate the spread of this virus," he wrote, adding, "We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times."

Diaz-Balart's colleague, Republican whip Steve Scalise, apparently took the advice to heart. "I have just been informed that my colleague, Mario Diaz-Balart, tested positive for COVID-19," he said in a statement (via Fox News). Since I had an extended meeting with him late last week, out of an abundance of caution, I have decided it would be best to self-quarantine based on the guidance of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress."

Rep. Ben McAdams also contracted coronavirus

Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, became the second sitting Congressman to test positive for the coronavirus. "I am still working for Utahns and pursuing efforts to get Utahns the resources they need as I continue doing my job from home until I know it is safe to end my self-quarantine," he said in a statement released on Twitter on March 18, 2020.

While in self-quarantine, McAdams was interviewed by NBC's Today where he described his symptoms like the "worst cold [he's] ever had," and stressed that fellow members of Congress he came into contact "probably should be quarantined." He added, ""What I've been told by the House physician is that anyone who had close contact with me from Friday onward should be concerned and should probably take precautions."

McAdams revealed that his symptoms manifested over the weekend with a 100-degree fever and cough, but by Monday night, he took a "turn for the worse." By Tuesday morning, he had a 103-degree fever and restricted lungs. That was enough for his doctor to test him for COVID-19. "I felt like I had a belt around my chest, and so I couldn't breathe deeply," he said.

Prince Albert II of Monaco is keeping it royal in quarantine

On March 19, 2020, the palace announced that Prince Albert II of Monaco, who's the second child of former Hollywood star-turned-princess Grace Kelly, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Thankfully, a palace spokesperson has since stated that there were "no concerns" for the 62-year-old's health, adding that he was now performing his royal duties while under quarantine is his apartment (via the New York Post). The statement continued, per CNN: "His Serene Highness urges the people of Monaco to respect the measures of confinement and to limit contact with others to a minimum. Only the strict observance of these confinement measures will make it possible to stop the spread of the coronavirus."

With his diagnosis, Prince Albert officially becomes the first head of state to test positive for COVID-19. According to CNN, there were only nine confirmed cases on the coronavirus in Monaco (population: 39,164) before the prince's diagnosis.

Daniel Dae Kim has a message for the youth about COVID-19

On March 19, 2020, Lost and Hawaii 5-0 actor Daniel Dae Kim revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus in a video posted to Instagram. "My experience fighting the coronavirus," the 52-year old actor wrote in the caption. "Hi everyone- yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Looks like I'll be ok, but I wanted share [sic] my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy."

Kim went on to explain that after he started to show symptoms that he went to a "drive-through testing facility that had just opened" in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ironically, Kim said that before he tested positive he was in New York "playing a doctor who gets recruited to a hospital to help patients during a flu pandemic."

The Good Doctor actor included in his message a warning for a certain demographic that might not be taking the virus seriously. "For all those out there — especially teenagers and millennials — who think this is not serious, please know that it is," he said. "And if you treat this without care, you are potentially endangering the lives of millions of people, including your loved ones."

Andy Cohen's positive coronavirus test results changed his show's plans

Andy Cohen, the host of Bravo's talk show Watch What Happens Live, announced in an Instagram post on March 20, 2020, that he has tested positive for coronavirus. 

"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus," Cohen began in a message to his fans. "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."

As he'd hinted in his message, just a few days before his diagnosis, Cohen spoke with Variety about plans to host his popular talk show from his New York City apartment amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Our show is arguably the most lo-tech show in late-night in its current form. So the idea of taking it down even further a few notches is just ironic and hilarious," he quipped. "I mean, we're the show that I still can't believe gets a live signal out of a very small clubhouse in Soho. So we will now be from my own clubhouse in the West Village." 

With those plans at least temporarily scrapped, we're glad to see Cohen is focusing on his health.

Bachelor alum Colton Underwood is 'exhausted' after his coronavirus diagnosis

Colton Underwood, who starred in Season 23 of The Bachelor in 2019, announced in an Instagram video that he has been diagnosed with coronavirus. "I tested positive and I have been following all of the social distancing rules since last week. My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today," he captioned the clip on March 20, 2020. "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."

In his video, Underwood included a few words of encouragement and wisdom with his followers: "So, I guess the reason I'm sharing this is not to cause fear or panic, but to hopefully encourage you guys to stay home, do your part, take care of yourselves, take care of one another." 

The reality TV star also described how the virus could take a toll on people who aren't deemed at risk. "I'm 28, I consider myself pretty healthy, I work out regularly, I eat healthy, and I became symptomatic a few days ago," Underwood explained. However, despite his healthy lifestyle, he claimed he "[couldn't] even walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath or going to the bathroom without having to sit down, because [he's] exhausted."

Bon Jovi's David Bryan reassured fans following his COVID-19 test results

David Bryan, who's the keyboardist and founding member of massively popular '80s band Bon Jovi, took to Instagram on March 21, 2020, to announce that he's tested positive for the coronavirus. "I just got my results back today ... I've been sick for a week and feeling better each day," he wrote in part to fans, adding, "Please don't be afraid!!! It's the flu, not the plague." 

"I've have been quarantined for a week and will for another week," Bryan continued. "And when I feel better I'll get tested again to make sure I'm free of this nasty virus. Please help out each other. This will be over soon... with the help of every American!!"

In addition to his work with Bon Jovi, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, Bryan is a Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist for his work on the 2010 Broadway music, Memphis, and has released three solo albums, per his official website.

Debi Mazar tested positive for coronavirus at her local urgent care

On March 21, 2020, Younger and Entourage actress Debi Mazar confirmed that she's tested positive for the coronavirus on Instagram. "I AM OK!," she captioned a selfie in part, before revealing that her entire family had "an odd bug" in late February. However, on March 15, Mazar woke up with a sore throat, cough, severe body aches, and a 102.4-degree fever: "I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona?"

Stating that she'd called a doctor friend to get tested for COVID-19, but was told that she didn't meet the criteria, Mazar added that she went to an urgent care and got swabbed two days later. "I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days (in S.Korea it takes two hours)," the actress wrote. "Well..today is day 5 and I just found out." She then described the virus as "morphy," and hoped that the worst was over. 

"One day I feel crappy and the next I'm normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I'm tough. I can breathe, and I'm going to heal here in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days," Mazar wrote. "They have no symptoms. I think we all had it possibly already? Who knows."

Rand Paul is the first U.S. senator to be diagnosed with COVID-19

Senator Rand Paul's official Twitter account announced on March 22, 2020, that the Kentucky Republican has been diagnosed with coronavirus. "He is feeling fine and is in quarantine," Paul's spokesperson tweeted in part. "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."

Paul's diagnosis makes him the first sitting senator and third U.S. lawmaker overall to announce that they have tested positive for COVID-19. The previous week, both Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Rep. Ben McAdams revealed that they, too, had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

Earlier that same month, Paul had voted against an $8.3 billion emergency response coronavirus bill after his proposed amendment to the bill was turned down, tweeting out on March 5: "Earlier today I said that while I support an all-hands-on-deck response to the coronavirus we should cut out waste and take money from less urgent spending like what we waste overseas to put into that response effort. We have to start setting our own priorities."

Idris Elba's wife, Sabrina Dhowre, figured her coronavirus infection was inevitable

During a live stream appearance on Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ series Oprah Talks, Idris Elba's wife, model Sabrina Dhowre, revealed that she didn't take measures to avoid contracting the coronavirus. "Actually, I found out this morning, Oprah, that I tested positive," she said (via Mirror). "I'm not surprised, as soon as I heard that Idris was potentially exposed."

She went on to explain her decision to not distance herself from Elba. "I was on my way anyway and I wanted to be with him, I think that's an instinct as a wife you just want to go and take care," she said. "We didn't change the way we interacted, I could have made a decision to put myself in a separate room or maybe stay away and I'm sure people are making those decisions, they're tough decisions to make." She added, "I made the decision to want to be with him and still touch him."

Elba added that since he tested positive, he was sure Dhowre would test positive after being exposed to him. "On the day of the exposure, we were together at home and had been together right until I had departed to fly so at any point then, and prior to us knowing, if I'd caught it, she'd certainly have caught it in that time period as well," he said.

Harvey Weinstein tested positive for COVID-19 at Rikers Island

Convicted rapist and former movie producer Harvey Weinstein tested the positive for the coronavirus according to New York's Niagara Gazette. The report claims the 68-year old already had COVID-19 when he entered Wende Correctional Facility last week after being transferred from Rikers Island. Weinstein is believed to be one of two inmates to have tested positive.

Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), could not give any details on the disgraced mogul's health, but added: "There is no better breeding ground for this virus than a closed environment such as a correctional facility."

Reuters reports that Weinstein's legal team wasn't notified of his diagnosis. "Given Mr. Weinstein's state of health, we are of course concerned, if this is the case, and we are vigilantly monitoring the situation," said Imran Ansari, a lawyer on the Weinstein defense team. The Oscar-winning producer is currently serving a 23-year sentence.

Placido Domingo urged his fans to be vigilant against coronavirus

On March 22, 2020, legendary Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus on his official Facebook page. "I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the Corona virus [sic]," he began. "My family and I are all in self-isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary."

He stated that his family is in good health, but he "experienced fever and cough symptoms" and decided to get tested. "I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least a 6 feet distance from others, doing everything you can to stop the virus from spreading and please above all stay home if you can!" he continued.

The 72-year old then added a bit of positivity, saying only together can we fight the virus so we can "return to our normal daily lives very soon." He wrapped up his messages by telling his followers to heed their "local government's guidelines and regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves but our entire community."

Broadway's Aaron Tveit warned of strange coronavirus symptoms

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit announced that he has been diagnosed with coronavirus in a lengthy Instagram post shared on March 23, 2020. "Hey everyone. I just wanted to update you all that I've found out that I've tested positive for Covid-19," the 36-year-old Moulin Rouge! The Musical! star wrote to his fans, captioning a sweet snapshot of his dog, Miles. "I've been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12th, and I'm feeling much better."

"I consider myself extremely lucky that my symptoms have been very mild — cold-like with no fever — as so many are experiencing much more serious symptoms because this is a very dangerous virus," he continued. However, Tveit went on to state that he's lost his sense of "taste and smell," and warned his followers that this could be "a big sign" for people who don't experience other COVID-19 symptoms.

Adding that even before his test results he had been taking this "situation extremely seriously," Tveit urged others to do the same: "I want everyone to realize that this can affect anyone. 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."

Frozen 2's Rachel Matthews shared advice after testing positive for coronavirus

In a series of Instagram Stories shared on March 17, 2020, Frozen 2 starlet Rachel Matthews — who played Honeymaren in the Disney flick — announced that she tested positive for coronavirus (via Deadline). At the time, Matthews revealed that she'd been self-quarantined for a week and only got tested because she'd "been around a confirmed case." She also warned that tests are "INSANELY hard to come by."

"Unsure of what the next step is ... but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise," the 26-year-old actress wrote. "I'm feeling better, but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some. Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions." Matthews added, "There isn't much to do other than rest, drink lots of water, take vitamins. More than anything, it's a waiting game."

Noting that America is "very behind" with no centralized system in place, Matthews added, "BUT receiving a test that shows you're positive really doesn't change much. It's not like you receive a specific medication once positive so please, if you have symptoms at all but can't find a test please just treat yourself as if you are positive (you most likely are)." She continued, "Rest, drink lots of liquids and SELF QUARANTINE." On March 23, Matthews shared a cute snapshot of her pup, writing, "Thankful for this lil one (the only hand I will be holding for a while)."

Jackson Browne tested positive for COVID-19 after a trip to New York

Singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne revealed in a March 24, 2020 interview that he tested positive for the coronavirus. "As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested [for COVID-19]," he told Rolling Stone, adding, "My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don't require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that." The 71-year old is in self-quarantine at his Los Angeles, Calif. home, as of this writing.

Browne suspects he caught the virus at the Love Rocks NYC benefit concert a few weeks prior. He told the publication that he's "not really badly affected," and joked that it was due to his "strong immune system." He regrets agreeing to do the benefit concert but is now spending time at home listening to music, "watching some shows," and reading "a bunch of medical bulletins and stories in the New York Times."

He ended the interview on a note of solidarity. "It's important for us all to be pretty forthcoming about what we're going through. Our experiences will be helpful for others to know," he said, adding "I don't think my case is that important, but it might be helpful to know that some people don't get this really bad. The idea that we can contribute to the overall herd immunity. You get over this as quickly as you can and be available to help others."

Slim Thug followed the CDC guidelines and still tested positive for coronavirus

Rapper Slim Thug posted a video to Instagram on March 24, 2020, to announce that he tested positive for the coronavirus. "So check this out. No games being played. The other day I got tested for the coronavirus ... and it came back positive," the "Like a Boss" rapper said in the video. "As careful as I've been self-quarantined, staying at home, I might gotten something to eat or something, did some stuff like that, simple stuff, nothing crazy."

Slim Thug said he took every precaution according to the CDC guidelines yet still caught the virus. "Stayed in my truck, had mask, gloves, everything on, and my test came back positive, so ya'll gotta take this stuff serious," he said. "Sit home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they sayin'."

He added that although he feels fine now, he suffered symptoms and encouraged others to take the coronavirus seriously. "I'm good, I feel good. I don't got no problems right now," he said. "The other day I had a slight fever and a cough ... I feel better now, I have no fever, nothing like that, I feel like I am good, but ya'll better take it serious, it's real out here — coronavirus."

Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus after 'displaying mild symptoms'

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old son of Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for coronavirus, but is in "good health" while self-isolating in Scotland, a spokesperson from Clarence House released in a statement on March 25, 2020 (via E! News). "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus," the statement read. "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 Prince of Wales' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has since tested negative for COVID-19. The tests were administered by the NHS, the United Kingdom's publicly-funded healthcare system, as the royal couple "met the requirement for testing." However, the spokesperson is unsure who exposed the heir to the British throne to the virus. 

Less than a week after Charles announced his diagnosis, Camilla's ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles told The Telegraph that he also tested positive for COVID-19, which he believes he contracted at the Cheltenham Festival, where he was in close contact with Princess Anne, Zara Tindell, and other members of the royal family. As of this writing, the diagnoses have not been officially linked. 

Meanwhile, a statement from Buckingham Palace has revealed that Prince Charles last saw Queen Elizabeth II on March 12. While medical experts reportedly "estimate [the] earliest he could have been infectious was March 13," the palace's statement added that the queen is now "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare," including a relocation from her Buckingham Palace home to Windsor Castle "as a sensible precaution" against the coronavirus.

Laura Bell Bundy thought she was 'delusional' for thinking she had coronavirus

Laura Bell Bundy, best known for her Broadway roles in Hairspray and Legally Blonde, announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus in an Instagram video on March 25, 2020. "Do not be alarmed, I am OK," she told fans in the clip. "I am taking everything in stride, I am taking all the nutritional supplements that have been recommended by my doctor, and I have been taking herbs for a while, as well."

Calling her COVID-19 symptoms "minor," Bundy stated that she had been self-quarantining since March 12. The Anger Management star went on to explain that it all started with "a normal headache," then a sore throat. However, things escalated a few days later with a "tightness in [her] chest and shortness of breath." While the symptoms disappeared over the following weekend — making Bundy feel "delusional" for thinking she had the virus — by the following Monday, March 23, the symptoms had "[reared] their ugly head again."

Bundy admitted that she was "scared" because her husband was also experiencing symptoms, before "highly [encouraging] everybody to stay inside." Of the importance of social distancing and self-quarantining, she continued, "My belief is that more people have this than they realize and could be carriers. I was tested, but many people can't get tested. My husband is not getting tested, so he's not going to be counted as someone who has this even though he does."

Scarface: 'I felt like I was going to die'

During a March 26, 2020 live stream with his Geto Boys bandmate Willie D, legendary rapper Scarface revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus. He then went on to describe his situation that started with an itchy throat and escalated quickly to fever, vomiting, pneumonia in both of his lungs, kidney failure, and multiple stays in the hospital. "I been to the point where I just felt like I was going to die," he said.

"Don't play no games with it," he warned. "I haven't been nowhere. I've been in my house. I ain't been on no planes, I ain't been in no restaurants... People out there thinking that this s**t is a game? You don't want to play with this." He also pointed out that he has asthma, which probably have complicated his situation.

Luckily, his situation improved to the point where he could recover and quarantine at home. "I'm thinking I may be on the back end of it because I've probably had it for so long," he said. "It's been to a point where I would be laying down, bro, and I couldn't keep comfortable because it was like an elephant sitting on my chest, bro. I could not breathe. ... I couldn't sit up." He added, "I'm just glad to be alive man. I can't wait to go out and suck up some of this sunshine."

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: 'Together we can beat this'

On March 27, 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed in a Twitter video that he tested positive for coronavirus. "Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," he wrote in the caption. "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this."

Although he described his symptoms as "mild," Johnson explained he took a test after experiencing a fever and a persistent cough. He is now in self-isolation and working from home. "And that's entirely the right thing to do," he said. "But be in no doubt that I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus."

He then thanked the National Health Service, the publicly funded healthcare system of the United Kingdom, and British citizens who are doing their part to stop the spread of the virus. He also strongly encouraged everyone else to take the recommended prevention measures as well, adding, "So thank you to everybody who's doing what I'm doing, working from home to stop the spread of the virus from household to household. That's the way we're going to win."

Testament's Chuck Billy: 'I've never been sick that long'

Chuck Billy, the lead singer of the thrash metal band Testament, revealed to Rolling Stone that he tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from a five-week European tour in early March 2020. 

"I had an achy body, headaches, coughing, tight chest, I lost my sense of smell and taste — the whole thing," Billy said. Explaining that the band felt fine during the tour — and even canceled two stops (including one in Italy) as COVID-19 began to spread across the world — he noted that the musicians' health took a turn when the group returned to America. "By the time we got home, within a 24-hour window amongst a group text we have going with everybody, people were just not feeling well," he continued. "We were like, 'Let's watch it and lock yourself in, and see how it goes.' And as time went, we just all started feeling the same."

As for the test? Billy said it was "painful" and "not fun." And while he's still monitoring his bandmates' health, Billy revealed that he's nearly recovered: "I'm doing pretty good, actually. I'm not all the way better, but I'm definitely feeling more like myself. I've never been sick that long. I've been sick before, but not that long like that."

Rep. Joe Cunningham lost his sense of taste and smell prior to his coronavirus diagnosis

Rep. Joe Cunningham, a freshman Democrat from South Carolina, revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus in a Twitter statement released on March 27, 2020. As of this writing, the 37-year-old is now the third member of the House of Representatives and the fourth member of Congress to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

"On March 19th, 2020, I entered self-quarantine after I received word from the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress that I had been in contact with a member of Congress who had since tested positive for COVID-19," Cunningham's statement read. "While I otherwise feel fine, since March 17th I have been unable to smell or taste, which I learned this week is a potential symptom of COVID-19." He added, "I have been in contact with my doctor since I entered self-quarantine. Yesterday, my doctor instructed me to get tested for COVID-19 and following a virtual consultation on MUSC.care, I went to my local testing clinic. Today, I learned that I tested positive."

Although he revealed that his "symptoms have begun to improve," Cunningham said he will remain in self-quarantine and work from home until "it is safe to leave." He continued, "I am grateful that my family remains in good health and urge South Carolinians to follow the guidance and recommendations from the CDC and other health experts so that we can recover from this public health threat."

Rep. Mike Kelly tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing 'mild flu-like symptoms'

On March 27, 2020, Rep. Mike Kelly, a Republican from Pennsylvania, announced that he was diagnosed with the coronavirus in a press release on his official government page. The 71-year-old politician was the fourth member of the House of Representatives and the fifth member of Congress to test positive.

"When I started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms earlier this week, I consulted my primary care physician. My doctor ordered a test for COVID-19, which I obtained at the drive-through testing site at Butler Memorial Hospital. My test came back positive this afternoon," Kelly wrote. "Thank you to my doctor Bill DiCuccio and the staff at Butler Memorial for their excellent care. My symptoms remain mild, and I will serve the 16th district from home until I fully recover. Additionally, my staff is tele-working and still available to constituents who need assistance."

At the time of this writing, Kelly is in self-quarantine at his home in Butler, Penn.

James Dolan was the first professional sports owner to test positive for coronavirus

New York Knicks owner James Dolan tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced in an official statement via Twitter on March 28, 2020. "The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus," the official New York Knicks Public Relations account tweeted. "He has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. He continues to oversee business operations." 

64-year-old Dolan, who also owns the NHL's New York Rangers, was the first professional sports owner to contract COVID-19. Earlier that day, the Dolan Family Foundation donated $1 million to Madison Square Garden's event staff who were unable to work due to the pandemic (via the Bleacher Report). "I knew they'd do the right thing and they did," Union President James Claffey told the New York Post. "It's a very generous offer. It wasn't negotiated. They just gave it, here's what they wanted to do for our stage crews and other entertainment workers. We didn't request it. And they're taking care equally well of the other unions."

A COVID-19 diagnosis won't stop Chris Cuomo from working at home

On March 31, 2020, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo revealed that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a message posted to Twitter. The Cuomo Prime Time host revealed that he was "quarantined" in his basement and would continue to host his nightly show remotely from his home.

"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," Cuomo wrote in part. "I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills, and shortness of breath." He added, "I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!"

The veteran journalist's COVID-19 diagnosis comes as his older brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, is fighting the worst coronavirus outbreak in the United States. During his daily press briefing, Gov. Cuomo said, "This virus is the great equalizer. My brother, Chris, is positive for coronavirus. Found out this morning." He added that his younger brother was his "best friend," and even had time for a moment of levity: "He's young, in good shape, strong — not as strong as he thinks, but — he will be fine."

Ali Wentworth: 'This is pure misery'

On April 1, 2020, Office Space and Jerry Maguire actress Ali Wentworth revealed that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a photo posted to Instagram, the 55-year old actress is seen in lying in her bed with glasses of fluids resting on her bedside table.

"I have tested positive for the Corona Virus," she wrote in the caption. "I've never been sicker. High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest. I'm quarantined from my family. This is pure misery. #stayhome"

The day before, Wentworth's husband, Good Morning America news anchor George Stephanopoulos said he would be working from for the foreseeable future in self-quarantine after Wentworth came down with symptoms. "Ali has developed some symptoms so she's upstairs resting right now," he told his GMA co-hosts (via USA Today). "While she's recovering as she goes through this, I'm going to be broadcasting from home and we'll be working as long as we can."