Matthew Broderick's sister, Janet Broderick, has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus, according to a new statement from her parish.
Over the past several weeks, more and more cases of people contracting coronavirus have emerged, and it seems celebrities are becoming a part of the rising statistics.
Rev Janet Broderick and her brother actor Matthew Broderick perform a reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" at St Peter's Episcopal Church on December 14, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images
According to People, one of the latest casualties is Matthew Broderick's sister, Janet Broderick, who is a rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills.
Janet's news comes just hours after actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson got diagnosed with coronavirus while in Australia.
Actor Matthew Broderick and his sister Reverend Janet Broderick backstage at the reading of "Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory" A Reading By Matthew Broderick at St Peter's Episcopal Church on January 5, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images
Soon after the 64-year-old tested positive to the virus, her parish's website released a statement that explained that she got infected after she attended the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
Even though doctors treated her for what they assumed was a viral syndrome, she was later admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills following a medical assessment, the parish added.
The church, however, noted that Janet was in stable condition as she had been put in isolation and was getting treatment for a critical case of pneumonia. The Sun added that the church had attached a letter from Janet which had the words:
"Dear friends, I am sorry for you to hear this news. I am so thankful for your prayers as I have been ill. Everyone has been so good to me and supported me with prayers."
The letter also included some appreciative words which the rector directed to her "wonderful vestry" and the staff at her church.
The "Saving Private Ryan" star divulged that he and his wife had tested positive to the bug after they suffered body pains and a cold. Tom and Rita were subsequently placed in isolation in a Gold Coast hospital.
Tom had taken the trip to Australia to work on the pre-production of director Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley film. The new film - in which he plays the role of the late music icon's manager, Colonel Tom Parker - was initially scheduled to open on October 1, 2021.