American actress, Debi Mazar took to Instagram to announce that she tested positive for coronavirus.
The 55-year-old actress who is best known for her roles in “Goodfellas,” “Entourage” and “Younger”, revealed that her husband and two daughters felt the symptoms first, about a month ago.
Mazar said she thought she might have either the flu or Covid-19 and asked a “doctor/friend” if she could get tested for the latter. She was told no because she didn’t meet the criteria, including not having traveled lately or been with someone who had recently been diagnosed.
After a test was conducted on March 17, she was sent home and told to quarantine herself until the result are out. The medical test however came out positive.
I have just tested positive for Covid-19.I AM OK!
About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug-Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough.It cleared up quickly.Seasonal I thought?but it felt unusual/different…
Two weeks later,March 15th,I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches,and 102.4 fever.I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona?
I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes.
I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16.He said NO,I didn’t meet the criteria.I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country&I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive.I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store,the pharmacy,hair salon,etc.I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies&bleach wipes,dry goods.extra food etc.
Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely,my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC &forbidding movement outside the home without permission,like China and all of Europe?
Prospect Park yesterday,i hear was jumpin’!
A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits,which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital.
I went on 3/17.First I was tested for the flu-which was negative.Then they tested me for Covid-19.
I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results,which would take 3-7 days(in S.Korea it takes two hours)
Well..today is day 5 and I just found out.Im hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already.Its very “morphy”.One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal.Today my lungs are heavy,but I’m tough.
I can breath,and I’m going to heal here,in my own home!My family is under quarantine for 14 days.They have no symptoms.I think we all had it possibly already?Who knows.
Anyhow,stay home people!Protect yourselves&your loved ones.Build up your immune systems.Good Luck&God Bless us all!
Mazar is married to Italian celebrity chef Gabriele Corcos with whom she co-hosted the show “Extra Virgin” on the Cooking Channel. They are the parents of teen daughters, Giulia and Evelina.