Zoey Deutch has revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 for a whole month, early on in the pandemic. The 25-year-old actress wrote an essay for Vulture where she shared her unusual symptoms, including deliriousness, and the importance of wearing a mask while out and about, on Tuesday. ”I had coronavirus early on, before the shutdown, and a group of my friends also got it,” she began.
She said that she was not sure where she picked up the deadly virus and wish she knew so she could have spoken in ”a more eloquent way about her experiences.”
”I continued testing positive for a month, which is longer than they’re saying you’re supposed to. I’m okay now. I’m so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out okay.”
Zoey also gave thanks to her own ‘neuroses’ which saw her began self-isolation before it was enforced by state and local leaders as a mandated lockdown.
The Buffaloed star went on to encourage everyone to wear a mask when they’re running essential errands as she knows first hand how easy it is to catch. ”So many people don’t show symptoms, and my experience was that me and my friends who got it all had such drastically different symptoms.”
She shared: ”I had a sore throat and felt totally delirious, like I was losing my mind. It was different than the normal “me feeling like I’m losing my mind.”
Zoey continued to plead with everyone to wear a mask even if they think they’re fine or if they think it’s just allergies. ”You just don’t know if you have it or not. I really want to be able to donate blood and get groceries for people who haven’t had it and be more of service than I have been able to.”
Zoey was last spotted on February 26 at LAX wearing a mask. Since then she’s continued to keep up with her social media posts, sharing stills and videos of herself in her films and throwback content.