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An award-winning gospel singer and world-renowned vocalist has just confirmed that she has contracted the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, following a positive test result from her medical provider.
Sandi Patty has been a famous gospel and contemporary Christian singer for more than 40 years and has released more than 30 albums since she began her career in 1978.
The 63-year-old singer shared an update to her fans through a Facebook video as she explained what had happened that led to her diagnosis.
“Friends – Today I received confirmation that I tested positive for COVID19,” Sandi Patty wrote beneath her video. “I am at home and Don and I are under quarantine for the next 14 days.”
In the video itself, she opens up about how she had not been feeling well for the past several weeks and had been out touring and doing shows.
“I hadn’t felt well for a couple of weeks,” she said. “When I got off the road on March the seventh and the eighth, I came back to Oklahoma City and really have been at home since then.”
Patty then shares how she normally is working quite a bit with her local church but because she hadn’t been feeling well, she had stayed home. Thankfully, she says, this helped prevent the spread of the virus and urged others to do the same.
“Here’s the thing I want to say to everybody – this is not fake news. This is real. This is everything that they say that it is…and we just gotta take it seriously.”
“When we make the right choice to quarantine ourselves, not only are we protecting ourselves and thinking about ourselves – but it’s the right decision for everyone else, too.”
After urging everyone to self-isolate and continue following the guidelines given to reduce the spread of this disease, Patty said that she would be giving a further update soon and letting folks know how she and her husband are feeling.
Watch her full video below. Our prayers are with her and everyone else suffering from this virus for a quick and speedy recovery.
Please remember to wash your hands frequently, focus on not touching your face, and keep your distance from those around you.