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Ellen DeGeneres Tests Positive for COVID-19

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"Fortunately, I am feeling fine right now," the talk show host assured the public.

Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID-19.

The lesbian talk show host revealed her diagnosis in a Thursday tweet.

Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I have tested positive for COVID-19," she stated on Twitter. "Fortunately, I am feeling fine right now."

The 62-year-old comedian added, "Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.

"I'll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe."

DeGeneres has become the most high-profile lesbian in the entertainment industry to test positive for the virus. Earlier this year, Andy Cohen revealed his own diagnosis and Terrence McNally died of complications related to it.

Read DeGeneres's statement below.

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