Simmons's representative confirmed on Monday (December 28) that she is being treated with remdesivir, a drug that has drawn mixed evaluations from the medical community over its effectiveness after it was taken by US President Donald Trump during his own coronavirus treatment.
"D'Andra Simmons has tested positive for COVID and has been admitted to the COVID ward at UT Southwestern Hospital in Texas," he spokesperson told People. "Her oxygen levels were borderline and she will start remdesivir.
"At this time we ask you to respect her and her family's privacy and to send your prayers for a speedy recovery."
Just two days ago, D'Andra had posed with members of her extended family for Christmas in photos that she shared on her Instagram page.
A number of Housewives from other franchise have contracted the virus during the last seven months of the pandemic, in addition to outbreaks occurring within the filming crew.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is airing episodes filmed this past spring, where both Shannon Storms Beador and Emily Simpson's diagnoses prevented them from going on the cast trip.
Earlier this month, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stopped shooting the current season when multiple members of the production team were infected — and Housewife Kyle Richards also confirmed she'd been diagnosed with COVID.
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