Kathy Griffin Hospitalized In COVID-19 Isolation Ward

Brenda Watkins
March 27, 2020

The comedian's hospitalization comes one week after the death of her 99-year-old mother, Maggie Griffin.

On Wednesday, the comedian, 59, revealed on social media she's now staying in a COVID-19 "isolation ward room" after exhibiting symptoms of the contagious and deadly virus affecting a mass of people across the world.

"He's lying", she wrote, in reference to the president's earlier tweet in which he stated that the US has significantly ramped up coronavirus testing. Others couldn't believe that Kathy Griffin would take the time to blast the President from a hospital bed.

A fact check by CNN on Wednesday revealed that "while the United States has overtaken South Korea in total numbers of coronavirus tests administered, it has conducted far fewer tests per capita given the USA population is more than six times larger than South Korea's".

Griffin snapped a selfie from her hospital bed and blamed her hardship on "restrictions" allegedly placed by the CDC, which she personally blamed on Vice President Mike Pence.

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"The doctor was going through the boxes and going through the boxes [on a form] and she kept saying, like, 'Ugh, because of the lungs, the fever and the kind of cough ... you don't meet the CDC requirements, '" Griffin told the outlet.

Kathy Griffin is now home from the hospital, and she is being treated for an abdominal infection.

According to the COVID Tracking Project, there have been 432,655 tests done in the United States as of March 26th, with 65,512 coming out positive.

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