The World Health Organization has reported that more than 460,000 people have contracted coronavirus so far — including some of your favorite celebrities.
For those who missed it, medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this many events, concerts, award shows, conventions and festivals have been canceled, including all Broadway plays and sports games. Not to mention that for the first time since September 11, 2001, every Disney theme park and cruise line worldwide was shut down due to the disease. People are urged to stay indoors and isolate themselves during this time. The virus has resulted in more than 21,000 deaths and has infected people in 192 countries.
So which stars have been diagnosed with the deadly disease? Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the celebrities who caught the coronavirus so far.
Carl, who is known for being Justin Bieber‘s Hillsong Church pastor, revealed during an Instagram Live that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
“I started feeling so bad. I got my test. It came back positive,” he said. “I’m fine. I’m good… Let me tell you something. It is definitely real… The symptoms are so real. It’s kind of like a flu times 50… Still don’t feel like myself… I look forward to getting my energy back. My breath is a lot shorter. Fatigue is a lot quicker. My advice to people is try to take this as seriously as you can.”
Although she hasn’t been tested, Greta is convinced she has the virus after she took a trip to Europe and began to show symptoms.
“When I returned from my trip around Central Europe I isolated myself (in a borrowed apartment away from my mother and sister) since the number of cases of COVID-19 (in Germany for instance) were similar to Italy in the beginning. Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms, exactly the same time as my father — who traveled with me from Brussels. I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever,” she wrote on Instagram. “In Sweden you can not test yourself for COVID-19 unless you’re in need of emergent medical treatment. Everyone feeling ill are told to stay at home and isolate themselves.
I have therefore not been tested for COVID-19, but it’s extremely likely that I’ve had it, given the combined symptoms and circumstances.”
“Now I’ve basically recovered, but — AND THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE — I almost didn’t feel ill. My last cold was much worse than this! Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultaneously I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough,” the activist continued. “And this it what makes it so much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups. We who don’t belong to a risk group have an enormous responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many others. Please keep that in mind, follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need.”
“I’ve tested positive for COVID-19,” the Gossip Girl actor shared on Instagram. “I’ve been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12, 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. One thing I have been experiencing is the loss of taste and smell, which I think is a big sign for people who are otherwise asymptotic. I was tested last Monday, and just found out the results, however, I have been taking this situation extremely seriously, even before I was tested. 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.”
Charlotte took to Instagram on March 18, 2020, to let fans know that she had tested positive for the illness.
“A couple days ago, my doctor informed me that I too have COVID-19. A lot of us will. I am going to be completely fine, but many who get it won’t be if too many people get sick too quickly,” she wrote. “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.”
“This is a difficult post for me to post, but I felt I had to. Today I tested positive for COVID-19 — coronavirus. I want to start off by saying this is hard because truly I’m embarrassed. Everyone keeps telling me that it’s fine and it’s a global pandemic and not to be embarrassed, but I am the first person in my friends and family/close/extended circle even to be tested — let alone test positive. I am posting this because I am stressing to STAY. INSIDE,” she wrote on Instagram. “I have no idea when or how I contracted it. I am beating myself up — did I not practice social distancing soon enough? Did I not wash my hands enough? I started full self quarantine on Monday even before I started showing symptoms — I consider myself someone who took the warnings seriously and I still got sick. So my ~lesson~ is if you are reading this and still not social distancing, or not social distancing enough do it now please! This virus is sneaky and obviously underestimated. I woke up Wednesday night with severe chills and a fever. I actually had no respiratory symptoms, and was convinced it was the flu — and when I went to the doctor I tested negative for flu, which led to the COVID test. I again was convinced it was NOT corona because my ‘symptoms didn’t match,’ but obviously did the test under the doctors insistence. To be honest with you all, it was a rough three days but I am feeling almost back to normal today. My heart is breaking for who I unknowingly passed it along to, if I did at all (again, I was in self quarantine when showing symptoms but WHO REALLY KNOWS WHAT THE INCUBATION PERIOD IS!?) I say again, don’t underestimate this virus. I’m not asking for pity or attention, I just knew that posting for the next two weeks not being honest wasn’t going to be easy or feel right. Stay home, stay healthy and take it SERIOUSLY.”
“Yesterday I was given the results that I am positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I wanted to tell you all about my journey getting here in an effort to bring awareness to the severity of what’s happening in the world.”
Andrew said he felt “like I was hit by a bus” and was unable to get out of bed for days, but was told by a doctor that “there’s no way I could have COVID-19 as I haven’t left the country and all I do is go to the studio and go straight home.” He said he became “delusional” and decided to go to the emergency room, where they denied him a coronavirus test and diagnosed him with pneumonia. The music producer said he was finally able to get a private doctor to administer a test that came back positive for the virus.
“Currently, my fevers have gotten much, much better and I have begun to have somewhat of an appetite again,” he wrote, adding that it has been 11 days since first being hit hard by the symptoms. “But it is very hard for me to breathe as a result of this pneumonia. I am laid out in bed chugging Gatorade and using an oxygen machine to give my lungs as much relief as possible. I am 29 years old. I am a healthy young man and I am going to get through this no matter what. I am going to make a full recovery. But there are so many people in my life and in the world that could possibly not get through this due to their age and/or a compromised immune system. This is why I am writing this post. I can’t stress this enough. This is not a joke. Stay inside, stay sanitized. Please stop everything and take care of yourselves and the people you love around you, until we are all through this.”
The Frozen 2actress revealed via her Instagram Stories that she had the disease on March 17, 2020.
“Hey guys, I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in quarantine the last week. Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted), but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise,” she said. “I’m feeling better but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some.”
“I’ve been recovering at mine, no hospitals involved. There isn’t much to do other than rest, drink lots of water, take vitamins,” she continued. “More than anything, it’s a waiting game. It’s all going to be OK but it is important we act now and take this seriously.”
The influencer let her followers know that she had unfortunately contracted the virus on March 18, 2020.
“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. This morning I learned that I tested positive for COVID-19,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “While this virus seems to be everywhere that you turn, it’s meaning and importance completely changes when it affects you personally. To date, I’ve been following the guidelines of the CDC and listening to the city and government officials and I urge everyone to do the same.
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for coronavirus,” the talk show host revealed on Instagram. “As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do Watch What Happens Live from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. 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.”
August Maturo took to Instagram on March 12, 2020, and told fans that he was worried that his younger brother, Ocean, may have caught the coronavirus, but that his family can’t access a test to find out if he’s come down with the disease or not.
“My little brother Ocean is sick. He tested negative for Influenza A and B, so we asked for a Coronavirus test. GUESS WHAT? There are no tests, and it’s almost impossible to get one,” the Girl Meets World actor wrote. “We live in Ventura County with almost 1,000,000 people here and only 77 people TOTAL have been tested. THIS MAKES ZERO SENSE! I’m not very worried about Ocean because he’s young and strong, but I’m worried about my 80 year old grandmother who lives with us! And my family members with asthma! THIS IS THE USA — WHY ARE THERE NO TESTS FOR US? Please tag California governor @gavinnewsom and your local reps and demand access to tests!”