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Pregnant Patti Murin Says She Likely Has Coronavirus But Can’t Get Tested, Assures Baby Is Fine

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Patti Murin suspects she may be among the over 400,000 Americans who have contracted coronavirus.

The Broadway star and Chicago Med alum — who is pregnant, expecting her first child with husband Colin Donnell at the end of July — revealed on social media Thursday that she likely has COVID-19.

She came to the conclusion after experiencing a sea of the virus’ symptoms including tiredness, body aches, a fever, and “and a cough that makes it feel like my head is splitting open from the inside out.”

Consulting via video chat with her OB/GYN, her general practitioner and a doctor at Mt. Sinai, Murin said she was told it was “pretty certain” she has the illness, though that she wouldn’t be able to be tested unless her symptoms worsened.

“I can’t get tested unless I start having trouble breathing, so I’m going to count my lucky stars that I seem to be leaning towards the mild end of the scale,” Murin, 39, explained. “And sure, while it would be nice to know if I’m positive or not, I’m not willing to walk into a waiting room and possibly get other people sick just for my own selfish informational purposes.”

“Recovery plan for me is the same either way: sleep, tons of fluids, and Tylenol,” she said.

The actress, known for originating the role of Princess Anna in the stage adaptation of Disney’s Frozen, also assured fans that she’s been told her baby on the way is staying healthy during all of this.

“I AM FINE, I SWEAR, AND SO IS THE BABY!” Murin stressed. “This virus can’t cross the placenta, so my uterus is literally the safest place for little peanut right now. I’m eating and drinking all the water in the world, and she’s kicking me almost hourly now, so I know she’s growing stronger by the day.”

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