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As the months go by, more and more public figures are testing positive and/or dying from the coronavirus. Researchers are learning more about COVID-19, but unfortunately many from all walks of life have contracted the virus including in Hollywood, Politics, and the world of Sports.

See the full list below.

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1. Chris Rock

Chris Rock shares via twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and encourages everyone to get vaccinated. 

2. Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams Source:Getty

The Wendy Williams Show shares on their social platforms that the TV Host has tested positive for COVID-19

3. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj went to Twitter to explain her disappearance from The Met Gala and MTV VMA’s was due to COVID-19

4. Drake

Drake Source:(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

Drake announced in the Instagram comment section he had COVID

5. Former NBA star Cedric Ceballos

Former NBA Slam Dunk champ Cedric Ceballos posted this photo announcing his COVID diagnosis.

6. Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline

Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline Source:Getty

Both vaccinated, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized with breakthrough COVID-19 cases as the delta variant rages on. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


8. DJ Khaled

The DJ & Producer took to Instagram to let his fans know that he is recovering from COVID-19

9. Chucky Thompson

Chucky Thompson Source:The Neo Elite

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10. Kelly Price

Kelly Price shared on her Instagram page that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and had to cancel her latest performance dates.  We know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16).  So, we are praying that her symptoms does not escalate and that she recovers quickly.


11. Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon Source:Getty

Nick Cannon is the latest high-profile celebrity to be stricken by the COVID-19 condition. With the media personality and television host taking off time to properly quarantine, Niecy Nash has been tapped to temporarily host The Masked Singer ahead of its upcoming season. Tap Here To Read More

12. Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan Source:Getty

TMZ reports the former NFL star and Good Morning America host has tested positive for COVID-19

13. Dave Chappelle

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Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, according to TMZ. Chappelle was set to perform a set of shows in Austin, Texas with fellow comedian Joe Rogan but they have since been canceled.

14. Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns Source:Getty

Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns is the latest NBA baller to test positive for COVID-19.

Towns revealed the devastating news on Twitter Friday evening (Jan.15). His positive test’s news comes after he just returned from a wrist injury, now he will miss even more time. Towns’ positive COVID-19 diagnosis is personal to him, being that during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, both his mom, Jacqueline Brooks, and dad caught the virus. His father recovered, but his mother passed away due to complications from the coronavirus after being put in a medically induced coma. He later revealed that he lost other family members to COVID-19.

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15. Award winning journalist and talk show host Larry King, Jr

Veteran talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19.

16. Shemar Moore provides COVID-19 health update

“Covid tried to disrespect a Brutha.. covid is a brutal test… it’s rough!!! oh but I’m riding this quarantine at home out and I’m passing this test DAMMIT!!! Covid ain’t shutting down my swag… SH*T!!! 😅💪🏾🙏🏽🤩 #wearamask (in them streets)😷”

17. Shemar Moore talks about COVID diagnosis and symptoms

Actor Shemar Moore talks about his COVID diagnosis

18. Britney Spears longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, tests positive for coronavirus

Sam took to twitter stating, ” 2020 has been a crazy/twisted year for all of us. Recently I tested positive for Covid-19, I was lucky enough to catch the news before being around and infecting my loved ones (friends, family, significant other). I quickly isolated myself and started my quarantine process alone. 🙏🏽”

19. ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons Hospitalized with COVID-19

Podcast host Kate Casey took to Twitter to announce ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons was hospitalized with COVID-19. Simmons rep confirmed the news to TMZ and went on to say D’Andra’s been admitted into the COVID ward at UT Southwestern Hospital and isn’t doing well.

20. Queen Sugar Actress Carol Sutton

Queen Sugar Actress Carol Sutton

Prayers are in order as news is breaking that New Orleans native actress Carol Sutton has passed away at the age of 76 years young.

21. Friday Actor Tiny Lister

Friday Actor Tiny Lister Source:Getty

Tiny Lister passed away reportedly due to COVID related issues.

22. Ashanti

Singer Ashanti tested positive for COVID.

23. Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani Source:Getty

LANSING, MI – DECEMBER 02: U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tested positive 

24. Comedian and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres

Comedian and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres Source:Getty

Comedian and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres is among the people who have tested positive

25. Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus infection earlier this week and is isolating, according to people familiar with the matter

26. Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns tests positive for COVID-19

Cleveland Browns place DE Myles Garrett on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

27. Rapper Joe Budden reveal he has COVID

Rapper Joe Budden reveals in a tweet that he has COVID-19.

28. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19


Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, per @MikeGarafolo and @RapSheet

29. Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he has coronavirus

Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he along with other members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19. He went on to reiterate the importance of masks as he believes he may have been too relaxed a time or two which led to his current diagnosis. 

Hammond also confirmed while he is on day five since testing and had a rough weekend last weekend but is unsure of if the worst has passed. 

Our prayers for a speedy recovery are with Fred Hammond and his family during this time.

30. Khloe Kardashian


31. Trey Songz

32. NFL Star Cam Newton

34. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox

35. Natalie Nunn

36. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish Source:Elton Anderson Jr.

37. Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt Source:Getty

38. Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson

39. Russell Westbrook

40. DL Hughley

41. Denver Nuggets Star Nikola Jokic

42. Dallas Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott

43. NBA Legend Patrick Ewing

44. Fred The Godson Dies Due To COVID-19

45. Eagles Super Fan Monty G “Babay Babay”

46. Von Miller

47. Karl-Anthony Towns Mother Jacqueline Cruz

48. Jackson Browne

49. Former NBA Player Jason Collins

50. John Prine

51. Ali Wentworth (Comedian/Actress, Formerly of In Living Color)

52. Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder

53. Singer Charlotte Lawrence

54. Actress Rachel Matthews (Voiced “Honeymaren” In Frozen 2)

55. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar

56. BeBe Winans , his mother & brother

57. Fred The Godson

58. Philadelphia Eagles Kicker Tom Dempsey

59. P!nk & Her Son Jameson

60. Rapper YNW Melly

61. “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” actor Daniel Dae Kim

62. “The Bachelor” star Colton Underwood

63. “Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju

64. Designer Jenny Polanco

65. Rudy Gobert

66. Brooke Baldwin

67. Chris Cuomo

68. Ellis Marsalis Jr

69. Doris Burke

70. Slim Thug

71. Tom Hanks

72. Rita Wilson

73. Donovan Mitchell

74. President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonari

75. Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

76. Olga Kurylenko

77. Idris Elba

78. Lucian Grainge

79. Kevin Durant

80. Sean Payton

81. Marcus Smart

82. Andy Cohen

83. Harvey Weinstein

84. Manu Dibango

85. Chef Floyd Cardoz

86. Prince Charles

87. Brad Jordan (Scarface)