Celebrities Who Have Contracted The Coronavirus

Celebrities Who Have Contracted The Coronavirus

Idris Elba, Slim Thug, Jason Collins and more.

Published March 24th

The coronavirus pandemic is reaching every corner of the globe. No one is immune (despite what Waka Flocka says). Now, our favorite celebrities are testing positive from NBA stars to Oscar winning actors to hip-hop artists.

Below are the celebrities who have come forward about testing positive for the mysterious virus. 

  1. Former NBA Player Jason Collins

    On March 24, former NBA player revealed he tested positive for COVID-19.

  2. Slim Thug
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    Just found out I got Corona virus

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    Rapper Slim Thug revealed he tested positive and said he did all of the necessary precautions.

  3. Andy Cohen

    Andy Cohen has tested positive and is focusing on getting better.

  4. Idris Elba And Sabrina Dhowre Elba

    On March 16, the 47-year-old actor revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. His wife Sabrina later tested positive.

  5. Donovan Mitchell

    The 23-year-old NBA player for the Utah Jazz tested positive for the virus. See his first interview above with Robin Roberts on March 16.

  6. Rudy Gobert

     On March 11, the Utah Jazz player also tested positive for the coronavirius. Four days later, he posted a video saying he is slowly improving and that he "wish I would have taken this thing more seriously." After a media event on March 9,before he was officially diagnosed with coronavirus, Gobert swiped his hands across every microphone and recorder in front of him. It was a joke that wasn't that funny. 

  7. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    On March 13,  the 19-year-old soccer player evealed he tested positive from COVID-19 but says he has now recovered. 

  8. Tom and Rita Hanks

    Oscar winner Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson revealed they both tested positive for the virus. In a March 13 Instgram post, they appeared to be good spirits and taking everything "one-day-at-a-time."

    The New York Times reports over 52,000 people in the United States are infected with the coronavirus. The number is more than likely higher all over the country but the Trump administration’s testing failures have limited medical professionals on the frontlines of the virus. 

    For the latest on the coronavirus, contact your local health department and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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