Sharon Osbourne hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

Television personality and talk show host Sharon Osbourne revealed Monday that she was briefly hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

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In a post late Monday on Instagram, the 68-year-old co-host of CBS’s “The Talk” said she was recovering away from her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, who has tested negative for the viral infection.

“Everyone please stay safe and healthy,” she wrote.

Her announcement came days after Carrie Ann Inaba, a judge on “Dancing With the Stars” and moderator of “The Talk,” announced she tested positive for COVID-19.

“Love you so much my friend,” Inaba wrote in response to Osbourne’s announcement Tuesday. “Sending you so much love… and praying for a full recovery.”

Earlier this year, Osbourne appeared on “The Talk” by videocall after her granddaughter tested positive for COVID-19 in September 2020, according to Rolling Stone. She stayed off the show’s set for two weeks in line with health officials’ recommendations for quarantining, the magazine reported.

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Osbourne is the latest celebrity to announce a positive coronavirus test. Last week, fellow talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced she was recovering after testing positive for COVID-19. Several others, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Heart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, have also tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began late last year.

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The U.S. continues to lead the world with the most COVID-19 cases. Since doctors identified the first American coronavirus case in January, more than 16.5 million people have fallen ill and over 300,000 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

More than 73 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, causing over 1.6 million deaths.