On Friday, Watch What Happens Live’s Andy Cohen joined a growing list of celebs who have tested positive for COVID-19. And the chain of events surrounding how Cohen may have contracted it is a good case for why staying home and practising social distancing is important.
“I will say, as I told you, I have a neighbour who has it, I have a friend who has it, there’s someone in my building who just has got it,” Cohen said during an episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Andy Cohen Live.
On Monday’s episode of the radio show, Cohen mentioned that on Sunday he and his son, Benjamin, went for a walk on Sunday and purchased groceries for a neighbour with the virus, leaving them at their front door. Other than that Cohen said that he, Benjamin, and his nanny had enough food to last two weeks and were “hunkered down” in their apartment.
By Wednesday, the radio host shared that he felt a fever coming on. Fever is a symptom of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cohen’s inkling was correct and he discovered he had a 99.5-degree fever.
“I think what we all will be realising as every day comes is people we were in contact with last week, it is likely that many of us did come in contact with someone last week who had it and maybe didn’t know it,” Cohen said.
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