Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday announced that she’s tested positive for COVID-19.

“Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now,” she wrote in a social media post announcing her diagnosis. “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.”

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It was not immediately clear whether DeGeneres’ wife, retired actress Portia de Rossi, also contracted COVID-19.

DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to announce a positive coronavirus test. Several others, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Heart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, have also tested positive for COVID-19 since the global coronavirus pandemic began late last year.

The U.S. continues to lead the world with the most COVID-19 cases. Since doctors identified the first American coronavirus case in January, more than 15.4 million people have fallen ill and nearly 290,000 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

More than 69.1 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, causing over 1.5 million deaths.