The total number of new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has increased daily, and some of the most well-known celebrities have tested positive for the illness.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were some of the first celebrities to be diagnosed with COVID-19. And Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobertand Donovan Mitchell have both tested positive as well, prompting the NBA to suspend the remainder of its season.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also tested positive for the coronavirus after speaking at a massive event in London, which Idris Elba attended weeks before testing positive for the illness as well. They have not confirmed that the two cases are connected.
NBA star Kevin Durant and three other players on the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the coronavirus. Prior to their diagnosis, they played the Los Angeles Lakers on March 10 before the NBA canceled their 2019-2020 season.
Here are all the celebrities who have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson confirmed that they tested positive while they were in Australia.
The 63-year-old actors were in Australia for the production of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, in which Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, when they announced they had the disease.
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he wrote on Instagram.
Hanks added, “Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks' will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We'll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”
Warner Bros., the company distributing the film, released a statement about Hanks and Wilson, who visited two of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia before testing positive for the disease.
“We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.”
Hanks and Wilson departed from the Queensland hospital five days after they announced that they tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by People and Entertainment Tonight on Monday. The couple will continue their quarantine at a home in Australia to prevent spreading the illness to others.
The NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus
On Thursday, the Utah Jazz announced that its second player, Donovan Mitchell, has tested positive for the illness.
“As a follow-up to yesterday's positive COVID-19 test, Oklahoma health officials tested all members of the Utah Jazz traveling party, confirming one additional positive outcome for a Jazz player. We are working closely with the CDC, Oklahoma and Utah state officials, and the NBA to monitor their health and determine the best path moving forward,” the statement reads.
The 23-year-old athlete was reportedly the only other Jazz player to test positive for the disease, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Olga Kurylenko, a 40-year-old Ukranian-born actress, tested positive for COVID-19, according to her Instagram post on Sunday.
Kurylenko, who starred alongside Daniel Craig in the 2008 film “Quantum of Solace,” shared a photo of her window at home along with the news of her diagnosis.
“Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I've actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms,” Kurylenko wrote.
She continued, “Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!”