Ali Wentworth Tests Positive for Coronavirus

January 14, 2020

Ali Wentworth has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 55-year-old actress made her diagnosis public in an Instagram post on Wednesday, writing, “I tested positive for the coronavirus.”

“I’ve never been sick before,” she continued, then described some of her symptoms.” High fever. Terrible body pain. Heavy chest.”

Sharing a photo of her and her dog lying in bed, she added, “I was isolated from my family. It’s pure pain.”

The news comes just after her husband, George Stephanopoulos, said on Good Morning America that Wentworth was “experiencing some symptoms” while explaining to viewers why he was broadcasting from his home.

According to the Daily Mail, Stephanopoulos, 59, said: “Yes, I’m live at home right now.” “Ali has had some symptoms, so she’s upstairs resting right now.”

“But while she’s recovering, while she’s going through this, I’ll be broadcasting from home and we’ll be working as much as we can here.” He said.

At the time, Stephanopoulos did not elaborate on Wentworth’s symptoms or whether she had been tested for coronavirus.

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Stephanopoulos joins a growing list of morning television personalities working remotely on the COVID-19 health crisis.

It comes after his colleague Robin Roberts announced that she would be broadcasting from a makeshift studio in her home on the advice of doctors who urged her – a cancer survivor who is also battling a rare blood and bone marrow disease – to stay away from New York City, which has become the epicenter of the U.S. epidemic.

Chief meteorologists Ginger Zee and Al Roker also continue to work from home, while anchors Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin have spent some time socializing at home since returning to the Today show studio for filming.

In late December, the first cases of the mysterious respiratory illness – now known as COVID-19, a type of coronavirus – began appearing in Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has spread globally, leading the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency for the first time since the Zika outbreak in 2016.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were at least 206,233 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, including 4,576 deaths from coronavirus-related illnesses. The U.S. now has the most cases in the world, well ahead of China and Italy.

There are currently 906,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, with 45,790 deaths.