Good Morning America’s Kaylee Hartung feels guilty as she manages to get tested for coronavirus – and it’s positive – The Sun

GOOD Morning America reporter Kaylee Hartung has contracted the coronavirus after covering the Seattle outbreak.

The broadcaster revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 in a video message on the ABC show, adding that she felt guilty about being one of the few people to get tested.

She said: "We’ve all heard that these test kits are so valuable, that there aren’t enough for all the people who want to get tested. I’ll tell you, I feel guilty that I’m someone who was able to get one.”

The 34-year-old listed her symptoms as she chatted to anchor Robin Robert.

She said: "It really all started with a runny nose about a week ago, and that was four days after I spent a week in Seattle covering the initial outbreak of the virus in the U.S..

“So last Wednesday, it was just a runny nose. I honestly thought it was allergies. I didn’t think it was anything more than that. I woke up the next morning, just last Thursday — and you know when you wake up, and you know something’s wrong immediately? You just feel it in your body.


"I’ve had the feeling before when I’ve had the flu, when my body is just broken down when I’ve gone too hard and have been run down. I knew something was off as soon as I woke up, and that’s when I started consulting medical professionals.

"I wasn’t having any sort of a dry cough, I didn’t have any shortness of breath, and I didn’t feel any pressure on my chest."

However, she did experience a headache "right between the eyes," body aches, and lower back pain.

After sharing her diagnosis with fans on Instagram, one person replied: "I’m a physician in Seattle with your exact symptoms and I wasn’t offered testing. Unbelievable."

And Hartung replied: "@lengelmann I hate that. Truly. Thank you for everything you’re doing."

It comes as Donald Trump signed a $100billion coronavirus aid package guaranteeing paid sick leave and free testing.

The economic relief bill, signed Wednesday, will enhance unemployment assistance and provide Americans with $1billion in food aid.

Free COVID-19 testing will be provided to Americans, as well as increased federal funds for Medicaid, and extended family leave.

The relief bill coincides with number of US coronavirus cases surpassing 8,000.

Trump said in a statement: "Today, I have signed into law H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act."

"The Act makes emergency supplemental appropriations and other changes to law to help the Nation respond to the coronavirus outbreak."

The bill will provide $2billion for state unemployment, as well as enhance unemployment insurance.

Paid sick leave will be offered to workers who have children in a day-care facility or school that is closed.

Businesses with less than 500 employees may be able to take two weeks of paid sick leave, as well as up to three months of paid family and medical leave.

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