Last week, Daniel Dae Kim from “Hawaii Five-O” announced that he was one of the stars who tested positive for the coronavirus. Over the weekend, the actor gave a very positive update on his status.
Kim recently took to his Instagram account to share an update about his COVID-19 diagnosis revealing that he was “practically back to normal.” The actor started his video update by thanking his fans for their messages of support.
The star explained how he was part of “80 percent” of coronavirus patients who didn’t need to be hospitalized. Kim, 51, shared how he was self-quarantined and was staying in bed and taking his medication.
Daniel Dae Kim and Solimane Lamouri on the set of "Hawaii Five-O" on March 15, 2017 | Photo: Flickr/Solsol1971
He, however, also explained that he’d had “no symptoms other than a little residual congestion” which was expected to “clear of very soon.” The “Lost” star shared that he would finally be able to see his family again on Monday.
I have a secret weapon against COVID-19
Kim also mentioned how he wasn’t going to be tested for a second time because of a shortage of medical tests in the country. He then urged people or organizations to assist caregivers where they could.
The star also revealed the medication he’d used to fight off the virus. The actor shared that he used antiviral Tamiflu, the antibiotic azithromycin (z-pack), and a glycopyrrolate inhaler.
The inhaler was used to help ease his breathing from the inflammation that’s caused by the virus. He also mentioned that he used a “secret weapon” which was hydroxychloroquine.
The medicine is a common antimalarial drug, “that has been used with great success in Korea in their fight against the coronavirus.” The star initially started getting symptoms while on his flight back to his home in Hawaii.
He’d spent several weeks filming in New York City for “New Amsterdam.” Kim tested for the virus at one of the newly-built, publicly available drive-thru testing centers in Honolulu.
Besides dealing with the deadly virus, last month, Kim shared his feelings on finding out that “Hawaii Five-O” was going to end after its 10th season.
Taking to Twitter, the actor revealed that the news saddened him. However, he also stated that the show’s legacy would live on.
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