As reported yesterday, “Days of our Lives” star Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis) has been diagnosed with COVID-19 after spending nearly a month in the hospital, the result of a horse-riding accident that left her with many broken bones and some ribs. On Tuesday, June 9, Evans appeared on “Good Morning America” and provided an update on her condition from her hospital bed.
“My fever started spiking,” said Evans in a video package introduced by journalist Matt Gutman for the ABC News program. “I said, ‘You know, can we test me for COVID?’ because they had taken me down a few times for tests without a mask on. They did, and it came back positive.”
Evans has been in the hospital since her May 21 horse-riding accident. While there she contracted COVID-19 as doctors found COVID-related blood clots in her legs. Both legs were nearly amputated on two separate occasions. Evans’ COVID-related symptoms included “fever, aches, a cough and the blood clots,” according to a rep for the actress who provided an update on her condition from a conversation they had on Sunday, June 7.
In the “GMA” package, it’s also noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) has seen a significant spike in new COVID-19 cases around the world with Sunday, June 7 showing the largest number of cases in any single day since the pandemic began with 136,000 new cases recorded. Additionally, a new study has found that shutdown orders across the United States prevented 60 million infections. Overall, 14 states are now seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Watch the full story below, and if you want to see and hear from Evans directly make sure to watch during the 2:50-3:15 mark.