Coronavirus: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ judge Derek Hough tests positive for COVID-19

“Dancing With the Stars” judge Derek Hough is the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19.

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According to People magazine and E! News, the 36-year-old dancer and TV personality revealed his diagnosis Tuesday in a social media post.

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“Hey, everyone. I have some news to share, and I wanted you to hear it straight from me,” he said in an Instagram video. “Even though I’ve been fully vaccinated, I’ve just been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID. I just found out, and I feel OK. I feel strong, but I’m currently taking advice from medical professionals, doing everything I can to get better as fast as I can. I’m currently in quarantine, and I’ll make sure I keep you guys all updated with what’s going on. I just want to send my love out there to you all, and, yeah, stay safe.”

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Hough also wrote that he will reschedule his Las Vegas shows originally slated for this week, the outlets reported.

The news comes less than a week before the Season 30 finale of “Dancing With the Stars.” Hough did not say how the diagnosis would affect the show, according to People magazine.

As of Tuesday, the United States was averaging nearly 86,000 new coronavirus cases per day – an increase of 18% in the past two weeks, The New York Times reported. Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the country were on the decline, decreasing by 3% and 15%, respectively, over the 14-day period.

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