Dynamo has revealed he’s tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing ‘severe symptoms’.
The magician told fans that he decided to take a private test due to being high risk and so that he was able to inform those he’d been in contact with.
Sharing the news in a video, Dynamo began: ‘Because of my existing health issues, and the fact I’m on immunosuppressive therapy, I’m at high risk.
‘Secondly, although I haven’t had a fever, my symptoms have been quite severe and finally, so that I was able to inform those who I’ve been in contact with so they can make their own relevant precautions.
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‘I’ve had my results back now and unfortunately, I have tested positive for Covid-19. This illness can effect anyone, it doesn’t discriminate and it can present itself in many different ways.’
Dynamo explained that his symptoms have gradually been decreasing day by day.
‘Hopefully I’m through the worst of it, and I’m staying positive,’ he continued.
The magician also added that he’d experienced symptoms such as a persistent cough and lots of aches and pains. He’s self-isolated for over two weeks.
What is the coronavirus and where did it start?
Coronaviruses are a family of diseases which include the common cold and the virus which caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which originated in China in 2002 and killed nearly 800 people around the world.
The virus causing concern now is a new strain which has made the jump from animals to people, named Covid-19.
It causes fever and a cough and can make it hard for people to breathe, causing viral pneumonia in severe cases.
Over 2,700 people worldwide have now died after contracting the illness.
How does it affect the lungs?
What are the symptoms of the virus?
The virus is more likely to progress into a severe illness or prove fatal among older patients or those with weakened immune systems.
As it is a viral illness, antibiotics will not help and there is no known cure or vaccine.
To avoid the illness, take usual hygiene precautions, such as using a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, and making sure to wash your hands.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after touching things like poles on public transport and avoid close contact with people suffering an acute respiratory infection.
You should also avoid unprotected contact with wild or farm animals.
So far, 13 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK.
Hundreds have been tested for it here, with most of the tests coming back negative.
How many people in the UK have it?
Is Coronavirus in the UK?
Where is Wuhan in China, where coronavirus started?
The virus originated in the city of Wuhan in China, where it is believed to have made the jump from animals to people at a seafood market.
Wuhan is the capital of China’s Hubei province, a landlocked province in central China.
It is built along the Yangtze river, and is around 500 miles west of Shanghai and 690 miles north of Hong Kong.
It is the largest and most populous city in central China, although estimates over its population vary.
On Wednesday, it was reported that another 563 people have died after contracting coronavirus, taking the UK death toll to 2,352.
The jump in deaths is the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began, following another massive rise of 381 deaths yesterday.
It took 17 days for the number in the UK to pass 200, and has taken a further 11 days to pass 2,000.
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