Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for coronavirus

Los Angeles: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres says that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, but is feeling fine.

The American comedian said on Twitter on Thursday, local time, that all of her close contacts had been notified.

Ellen DeGeneres said she had tested positive for COVID-19 but was feeling fine.Credit:AP

"I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I'm feeling fine right now," she said in a Twitter posting.

"Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC [Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines. I'll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe."

DeGeneres' diagnosis comes as the US faces soaring coronavirus cases and deaths. As of Thursday, the nation has seen more than 15.4 million cases and 289,970 deaths.

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