Comedian Gabriel Iglesias tests positive for COVID despite vaccination as cases rise in California


Standup comic Gabriel Iglesias has revealed he’s tested positive for COVID-19  despite being fully vaccinated.

He shared the news via social media as he explained the reason he has had to cancel his upcoming show in San Antonio, Texas.

Iglesias, who turned 45 on Thursday, said he’s experienced chills, body aches and the loss of taste and smell but that the symptoms aren’t ‘debilitating’.

Sick: Standup comic Gabriel Iglesias said Thursday he’s tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and has experienced chills, body aches and loss of taste and smell

‘I’ve been vaccinated and I give credit to that for getting me through this as quickly as it did,’ he added.

Posting a video message on his Instagram titled ‘Announcement I didn’t want to make on my bday’, Iglesias was philosophical about the situation.

‘Not the way I wanted to spend my birthday but at least I’m alive and I have cake… I can’t taste it or smell it, but I have it,’ he said. 

The comedian, known as ‘Fluffy’, now has to quarantine for 14 days.

 

Bummer: Iglesias, known as 'Fluffy', shared the news via a video message on social media on what was his 45th birthday

Bummer: Iglesias, known as ‘Fluffy’, shared the news via a video message on social media on what was his 45th birthday

Still laughing: 'Not the way I wanted to spend my birthday but at least I'm alive and I have cake... I can't taste it or smell it, but I have it,' he quipped

Still laughing: ‘Not the way I wanted to spend my birthday but at least I’m alive and I have cake… I can’t taste it or smell it, but I have it,’ he quipped

Staying home: The comedian, who has been on a 72-show tour, must now quarantine for 14 days and has had to cancel his final gig in Austin, Texas (pictured on stage in 2019)

Staying home: The comedian, who has been on a 72-show tour, must now quarantine for 14 days and has had to cancel his final gig in Austin, Texas (pictured on stage in 2019)

As cases of COVID-19 start to surge again in California, rapper Wiz Khalifa has also revealed he’s tested positive for the coronavirus.

Wiz, 33, tweeted on Wednesday:  ‘Okay loved ones….sooo…..Ya boy got covid. No symptoms. Just stay away from me for a lil while.’

He added: ‘While im in the house I’ll be givin y’all new content, planning raves, and readying this new project (sic).’

Caught it: As cases of COVID-19 start to surge again in California, rapper Wiz Khalifa revealed he's tested positive for the coronavirus but is asymptomatic (pictured in June)

Caught it: As cases of COVID-19 start to surge again in California, rapper Wiz Khalifa revealed he’s tested positive for the coronavirus but is asymptomatic (pictured in June)

Shared: Wiz, 33, announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday evening. He didn't say whether or not has has been vaccinated against COVID-19

Shared: Wiz, 33, announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday evening. He didn’t say whether or not has has been vaccinated against COVID-19

The recording artist didn’t say whether or not he’s been vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Just a month after Governor Gavin Newsom declared the state was open again after the 2020 Stay At Home order, infections are rising again, driven by the more transmissible Delta variant.

On Thursday, Los Angeles County announced that wearing a face mask at indoor public establishments, including shops, grocery stores, restaurants and workplaces, will once again be mandatory regardless of vaccination status.  

The order goes into effect at midnight on Saturday necessitated, according to the county’s Public Health Department, by the steadily increasing number of COVD-19 cases and number of hospitalizations.  

On Thursday the county reported 1,537 new cases of infection – the highest number since early March, and seventh straight day of new cases numbers topping 1,000.

Rising infections: On Thursday, Los Angeles County announced that wearing a face mask at indoor public establishments will once again be mandatory regardless of vaccination status due to surging cases and hospitalizations driven by the Delta variant of COVID-19

Rising infections: On Thursday, Los Angeles County announced that wearing a face mask at indoor public establishments will once again be mandatory regardless of vaccination status due to surging cases and hospitalizations driven by the Delta variant of COVID-19

The vast majority of people testing positive for Covid-19, some of whom must be hospitalized, have not been vaccinated.

Though developing COVID-19 after getting fully vaccinated is rare, it is possible and ‘expected’, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Breakthrough infections, as they’re called, are typically asymptomatic and fully vaccinated people are much better protected against severe illness from COVID-19 that could lead to hospitalization or death.

Earlier this week, former E! News personality Catt Sadler posted to Instagram saying she was sick despite being fully vaccinated.

The 46-year-old, who lives in Los Angeles, posted a selfie from her sick bed on Tuesday and explained she contracted the coronavirus while ‘caring for someone who contracted COVID’ and who was not vaccinated.

‘I’m telling you this so that you understand that the pandemic is very much NOT over. Delta is relentless and highly contagious and grabbed ahold of me even after getting vaccinated,’ she wrote on Instagram

No joke: Former E! personality Catt Sadler revealed Tuesday that she's ill with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated as she posted a selfie from her sick bed to Instagram

No joke: Former E! personality Catt Sadler revealed Tuesday that she’s ill with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated as she posted a selfie from her sick bed to Instagram

Sadler, who did not share when she received the COVID shots, admitted that she ‘assumed she would be fine’ because she herself was fully vaccinated, insisting that she also wore a face mask during the time that she was in contact with the person she was caring for. 

‘Well I’m not [fine],’ she shared. ‘I’m one of many breakthrough cases that we are seeing more of each and every day. They said ‘you shouldn’t have severe symptoms at least’ – well, mine are not mild.’

Sadler went on to detail the symptoms that she has experienced, revealing that her illness has been so severe, she has been unable to leave her bed.

‘Two days of a fever now. Head throbbing. Extreme congestion. Even some weird puss coming out of my eye. Serious fatigue; no energy to even leave the bed,’ she wrote.  

The entertainment reporter went on to urge her followers to continue taking precautions against COVID-19,

'All hands on deck moment': On Thursday, LA county reported 1,537 new cases of infection - the highest number since early March, and seventh straight day of new cases topping 1,000

‘All hands on deck moment’: On Thursday, LA county reported 1,537 new cases of infection – the highest number since early March, and seventh straight day of new cases topping 1,000





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