ACTRESS DEBI MAZAR REVEALS SHE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS: ‘I’M HOPING I’VE BEEN THROUGH THE WORST OF IT’

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Actress Debi Mazar revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 while assuring fans, “I am OK.”

On Instagram Saturday, the Younger star shared her diagnosis, as global coronavirus cases reached 303,000. “I have just tested positive for COVID-19,” she wrote. “ I AM OK.”

In her lengthy photo caption, Mazar shared that she, her husband and their two daughters became sick one month ago with an “odd bug” that caused various symptoms: low-grade fever, head-and-body aches, sore throat, a ringing of the ear, and a dry cough. But since “it cleared up quickly,” the 55-year-old assumed they had seasonal colds. “But it felt unusual [and]different…” she noted.

On March 15th, Mazar awoke with the same symptoms — however much worse. “I figured maybe I got the flu or…corona?” she wrote. “I had had cocktails the evening prior, and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.”

The Goodfellas star said she called a doctor friend and inquired about getting tested for COVID-19, however she didn’t meet testing criteria, because she had not recently traveled internationally or was exposed to someone who tested positive. “I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er, as I had taken the subway, gone to the theater, the grocery store, the pharmacy [and]hair salon,” she wrote. “I was the mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies [and]bleach wipes, dry goods [and]extra food.

On Tuesday, Mazar went to a local clinic, where she was first tested for the flu (it was negative) and then for COVID-19. “I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days…” she wrote. “Well, today is day 5 and I just found out. I’m hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already. It’s very ‘morphy.’ One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough.”

Mazar concluded by sharing plans to heal at home, and that while her family has no symptoms, they are “under quarantine” for 14 days.

“I think we all had it possibly already? Who knows,” she wrote. “Anyhow, stay home people! Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Build up your immune systems. Good Luck and God Bless us all.”

Mazar joins a list of celebrities who have tested positive for COVID-19. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson both tested positive and are recuperating in Australia, where Hanks had been filming an Elvis Presley biopic. Idris ElbaDaniel Dae KimPrince Albert of MonacoAndy Cohen and The Bachelor star Colton Underwood have all tested positive for COVID-19.

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I have just tested positive for Covid-19.I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough.It cleared up quickly.Seasonal I thought?but it felt unusual/different… Two weeks later,March 15th,I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches,and 102.4 fever.I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona?😬 I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16.He said NO,I didn’t meet the criteria.I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country&I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive.I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store,the pharmacy,hair salon,etc.I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies&bleach wipes,dry goods.extra food etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely,my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC &forbidding movement outside the home without permission,like China and all of Europe? Prospect Park yesterday,i hear was jumpin’! A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits,which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17.First I was tested for the flu-which was negative.Then they tested me for Covid-19. 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) Well..today is day 5 and I just found out.Im hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already.Its very “morphy”.One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal.Today my lungs are heavy,but I’m tough. I can breath,and I’m going to heal here,in my own home!My family is under quarantine for 14 days.They have no symptoms.I think we all had it possibly already?Who knows. Anyhow,stay home people!Protect yourselves&your loved ones.Build up your immune systems.Good Luck&God Bless us all! #alonetogether #physicaldistancing #stayhome

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