TV Host Larry King Reportedly Moved Out of ICU While Battling with COVID-19
January 4, 2020 By: The Big Magazine Staff
American TV host and journalist, Larry King has reportedly been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a hospital in Los Angeles with COVID-19 while hospital beds remain scarce in LA County. On Sunday California officials reported that 45,352 people newly tested positive for Covid-19, continuing a surge that has pushed hospitals to the brink of catastrophe.
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The 87-year-old was placed in isolation at the hospital and has been there at least 10 days, a source told NBC. The outlet also reported that “King believes he contracted the virus from a health care worker who went to his home.”
In 2019, King was hospitalized for chest pain and underwent blood flow surgery. In the past, he has survived a heart attack and a stroke. During 2020, King lost his son Andy, who died of a heart attack; and daughter Chaia, who died from lung cancer, just weeks apart.
King became a household name in the 1970s with the radio program The Larry King Show, which ran from 1978 to 1994. And then from 1985 to 2010, he hosted Larry King Live on CNN.
On Sunday, the U.S. reported 125,544 current Covid-19 hospitalizations, setting a new record. That number has exceeded 100,000 for more than a month. Cases have surged as a rapid rate due to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
As of Sunday, more than 20.4 million people have been infected with the virus in the US and at least 350,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Neither Larry nor his reps have publicly released a statement about his battle with Coronavirus.