The Good Doctor star Daniel Dae Kim shares coronavirus diagnosis

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The Good Doctor star Daniel Dae Kim has revealed he's tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19.

The actor took to Instagram on Thursday (March 19) to share a 10-minute video with his fans, explaining that he's contracted the virus but is only experiencing mild symptoms.

"I wanted to let you know that yesterday I tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus," he said.

"For the past several weeks I was in New York shooting a role on a TV series (The Good Doctor), where, ironically, I play a doctor who gets recruited to a hospital to help patients during a flu pandemic."

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He continued: "When the news of the virus hitting America started coming in, that show, like eventually all of the others, stopped production, and when it did, the first thing I wanted to do was go back to Hawaii and my family."

However, it's as he got on the plane to head back home that he first noticed some "scratchiness" in the back of his throat. He later became tight-chested and came down with a fever.

Daniel, who visited a drive-thru testing facility in Honolulu before being diagnosed, stressed that he was completely asymptomatic while filming The Good Doctor.

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Alongside the video, the actor also wrote: "Hi everyone- yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

"Looks like I'll be ok, but I wanted share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy."

The Good Doctor season 3 airs on Mondays at 10/9c on ABC in the US. The show airs on Sky Witness and NOW TV in the UK.

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