Celebrities With Coronavirus: Tom Hanks, Olga Kurylenko and More Stars Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

More than 174,000 people around the world have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University Monday.

The cases include Tom Hanks, the Oscar-winning star of Forrest Gump, his wife Rita Wilson, and most recently, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.

The confirmed cases of COVID-19 come as governments around the world advise their citizens to practice social distancing, wash their hands regularly and practice good respiratory hygiene, for example, covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and disposing of tissues as soon as possible.

As coronavirus continues to impact the global population, here are some of the celebrities who have revealed they have tested positive and what they've said about it.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Oscar winner Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson revealed they have tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Hanks and Wilson are in Australia where the actor was in preproduction on a new Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Hanks said on Instagram: "We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

In an update a day later, the actor wrote: "Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball."

Hanks' son Colin Hanks said the couple are "receiving excellent care in Australia" and "are doing well." He added that he is confident that Hanks and Wilson "will make a full recovery."

Olga Kurylenko

Quantum of Solace actress Olga Kurylenko said she has tested positive for the coronavirus in an Instagram post on Sunday night.

"Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I've actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously," said Kurylenko.

Idris Elba

In a Twitter post on Monday, Luther and Cats actor Idris Elba confirmed he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Elba said: "This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing No panic."

Kristofer Hivju

Former Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju announced he has tested positive for COVID-19 in an Instagram post on Monday.

Deadline reports that Hivju is a cast member on Season 2 of Netflix's The Witcher, prompting a deep-clean of the set of the show in the U.K. Production on the second season of the drama had already been halted.

On Monday, Hivju wrote on Instagram: "Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health - I only have mild symptoms of a cold.

"There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals.

"Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions."

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office said last week that his wife Sophie has tested positive for COVID-19.

"She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild," Trudeau's office said in a statement.

The Canadian prime minister is currently undergoing 14 days of isolation under the guidance of doctors.

Lucian Grange

Universal Music CEO Lucian Grange is being treated for the coronavirus at a hospital in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter claimed Sunday.

Universal is one of the world's largest record labels and home to stars including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Drake and Katy Perry.

Rudy Gobert

NBA player Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz said he has tested positive for COVID-19 in a post on Twitter last week.


— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 12, 2020

Gobert apologized for potentially putting others at risk by touching every microphone and recorder in front of him at a media event earlier in March prior to testing positive for the virus.

In an update on his health on Sunday, shared by the NBA on Twitter, Gobert said he's feeling "a little better every day."

Donovan Mitchell

Gobert's Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell said he too has tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

In an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on Monday, Mitchell said he is "asymptomatic ... I don't have any symptoms.

"I could walk down the street. If it wasn't public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn't know it. I think that's the scariest part about the virus—you may seem fine, be fine and you never know who you may be talking to, who they're going home to."

EXCLUSIVE: “I think that’s the scariest part about this virus is that you may seem fine.” @NBA star @spidadmitchell speaks out for the first time from isolation since being diagnosed with COVID-19, despite being “asymptomatic.” https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s pic.twitter.com/wZJBteQjtV

— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 16, 2020

Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta, head coach of Arsenal soccer team, confirmed his diagnosis of COVID-19 last week, prompting the Premier League to suspend all games.

On Twitter, he said last week: "Thanks for your words and support.Feeling better already.We're all facing a huge & unprecedented challenge.Everyone's health is all that matters right now.Protect each other by following the guidelines & we'll come through this together.Well done PL for making the right decisions."

Thanks for your words and support.Feeling better already.We’re all facing a huge & unprecedented challenge.Everyone’s health is all that matters right now.Protect each other by following the guidelines & we’ll come through this together.Well done PL for making the right decisions pic.twitter.com/0rnwHmQWha

— Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) March 13, 2020

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who plays for the Chelsea soccer team, was the first player to test positive for COVID-19 last week.

In a video posted on Twitter Friday, the soccer player said: "As you may be aware I had the virus for the last couple of days which I have recovered from.

"I am following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week. I hope to see everybody soon and hopefully will be back on the pitch very soon."

Thank you for all your good wishes, as I said in the video I’m feeling good and hope to see you all soon!!🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/hn5d0ikm60

— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) March 13, 2020

Update 03/17/20: This article has been updated to include Kristofer Hivju.

Update 03/16/20: This article has been updated to include Idris Elba.

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