Former CNN presenter, Larry King, has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been hospitalized.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement released by King’s family.
According to the statement, the 87-year-old has been hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Larry King, who is also battling Type 2 diabetes, has been hospitalized for more than a week in intensive care.
“Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ,” the statement added.
In 2017, King revealed he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it.
King hosted CNN’s “Larry King Live” for 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010.
Naija News reports that the world is battling a second wave of the novel COVID-19, with the deadly virus mutating in South Africa, the United Kingdom and other countries.
The latest figures by the NCDC bring Nigeria’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 89,163.
The nation has also recorded 74,789 discharged cases and 1,302 deaths.
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Source: Naija News