Debi, who played the character of 'Shauna' on Entourage, announced the news on her Instagram. The star said she thought it was just the seasonal flu, but after weeks when she tested for the virus, the reports came positive.
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On her post, Mazar wrote, "I have just tested positive for Covid-19. I AM OK! About a month ago, my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug-Low grade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing, and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly."
Debi further added, "Seasonal, I thought? But it felt unusual/different. Two weeks later, on March 15th, I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches, and 102.4 fever. I figured maybe I got the flu or Coronavirus?"
The star revealed, "Had some cocktails and smoked a few cigarettes, that jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends."
When she was down for too long, Mazar called up her doctor-friend and asked if she could get the COVID-19 test on March 16. What surprising is, Debi did not qualify for the test as she was not out of the country, nor was in contact with any person that tested positive with the virus.
Debi added, "I found this kind of CRAZY criteria for a [New Yorker] as I had taken the subway, gone to the theater, the grocery store, the pharmacy, hair salon, etc. I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies & bleach wipes, dry goods, extra food, etc."
She continued, "Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely, my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC & forbidding movement outside the home without permission, like China and all of Europe?"
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So, when she was declined for the test on 16th March, Mazar was advised by her another friend that there were test kits in an urgent care office in her neighborhood. When she tested for the flu, it came negative but came positive for the COVID-19.
Mazar said, "I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days (in S. Korea, it takes two hours). Well, today is day five, and I just found out. I'm hoping I've been through the worst of it already. It's very 'Morphy.' One day I feel crappy, and the next, I'm normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I'm tough."
Debi continued, "I can breathe, and I'm going to heal here, in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days. They have no symptoms. I think we all had it possibly already? Who knows. Anyhow, stay home, people! Protect yourselves & your loved ones. Build up your immune systems. Good Luck & God Bless us all!"