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Kaylee Hartung of ABC News Reveals Positive Result after Getting Tested for Coronavirus

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 20, 2020
10:00 P.M.
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ABC News reporter Kaylee Hartung has just tested positive for coronavirus. She’s currently in isolation and fairing well.


Kaylee Hartung was recently in Seattle to cover the initial outbreak of the virus to keep the world informed. However in an unfortunate sequence of events, she has been infected.


Kaylee was invited to speak to viewers on how she was feeling, and give some insight into her experience so far. In a video call from isolation, Kaylee gave her report.  She explained that her symptoms started with a runny nose, but at the time, she didn’t know it.


She felt her allergies were acting up. However, the next morning when Kaylee woke up, she could tell something was wrong. She said:

“I woke up the next morning, just last Thursday — and you know when you wake up, and you know something’s wrong immediately?

ABC News' Kaylee Hartung speaks from quarantine after coronavirus diagnosis | Photo: Youtube/Good Morning America


It was at this point Kaylee decided to consult medical professionals. However, her healthcare providers advised that she need not be tested because her symptoms were mild. 

Soon after, she got a call from her healthcare provider telling her that they would like to test her because of where she’s been — she tested positive. Kaylee further explained some of her symptoms, saying:

“I was congested, I had body aches in places that I wasn’t used to having them, my lower back was really hurting.”


Kaylee announced to her followers that she was already through the worst; the news correspondent is feeling better, and all seems to be well.

Kaylee’s name just got added to the long list of celebrities who have tested positive for the virus. Prince Albert II, Kevin Durant, Arielle Charnas, Charlotte Lawrence, Idris Elba, Sophie Trudeau, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson are some of the other celebrities who are currently battling the virus. 

Currently, according to WHO, hundreds of thousands have tested positive for the virus. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!