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Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for coronavirus

Ellen DeGeneres at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Nokia L.A. Live Theatre in Los Angeles on January 7, 2015.
Ellen DeGeneres at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Nokia L.A. Live Theatre in Los Angeles on January 7, 2015.Photo: Shutterstock

Ellen DeGeneres announced on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.

“Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19,” she wrote in a statement, adding that she’s “feeling fine right now.”

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“Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines,” she wrote.

No more details are currently known, and it is not yet known if her wife Portia de Rossi has also caught the coronavirus.

Ellen isn’t the first celebrity to get diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Actors Vanessa Williams, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Jim Parsons, and Hugh Grant all caught the virus, as well as musicians Kanye West, Pink, and Babyface. Former reality TV host Donald Trump, his wife Melania, and son Donald Trump Jr. were all diagnosed with the virus as well.

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