Actress Iza Calzado has coronavirus disease
MANILA, Philippines — Actress Iza Calzado has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, her talent manager confirmed Saturday.
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“Dear Family and Friends, Iza Calzado received her results yesterday that she tested positive for CoVid,” her talent manager Noel Ferrer said in a Facebook post.
Ferrer, however, added that Calzado is recovering well as she was “aggressively” treated for both pneumonia and COVID-19.
“She can actually breathe now without any oxygen assistance,” he disclosed.
Calzado will be tested again to see if she is already negative for the highly contagious illness, her talent manager added.
Meanwhile, her husband Ben Wintle, as well as those whom she interacted with, have not shown any symptoms of the virus, according to Ferrer.
“She doesn’t know where she contracted the virus from, but it’s best for all of us to take seriously the advice of doctors and health authorities on proper hygiene, physical distancing, quarantine, and social responsibility,” Ferrer said.
On Wednesday, the actress revealed in an Instagram post that she was hospitalized for pneumonia and that she had herself tested for COVID-19.
As of Friday, the country’s number of COVID-19 cases increased to 803, including 54 fatalities and 31 recoveries.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, which outbreak started in China’s Wuhan City in Hubei province in late 2019.
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Worldwide, the virus already infected more than 596, 835 people and killed more than 27,350 as of March 28. On the other hand, over 133,350 people have recovered so far from the disease.
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