Sharon Osbourne Reveals Her 3-Year-Old Granddaughter Tested Positive for COVID-19

Nicol Natale
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Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From Prevention

  • Sharon Osbourne, 67, is self-quarantining after her granddaughter Minnie tested positive for COVID-19.

  • On Monday, Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood called into The Talk virtually, while co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, and Eve Cooper kicked off season 11 in person.

  • Osbourne said she tested negative for coronavirus, but is continuing to self-isolate.

If you’re wondering why Sharon Osbourne didn’t join her Talk castmates in person to kick off season 11, the co-host shared that she’s self-quarantining after her three-year-old granddaughter, Minnie, tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, Osbourne called into The Talk virtually, and opened up about Minnie’s diagnosis. “I was meant to be in the studio. I was so looking forward to it, and then unfortunately one of my granddaughters has come down with COVID,” Osbourne shared, as her co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Eve Cooper hosted from the studio. Sheryl Underwood also reported from home.

“Not how I wanted to start the new season of ‘The Talk,’” she tweeted.

Osbourne said that her granddaughter, who is the daughter of Jack Osbourne, contracted the novel coronavirus from one of her dad’s coworkers. “It just goes to show you—she’s 3 years of age—that children can get COVID,” she said, adding that she’s holding up.

“She’s OK. She’s doing good,” Osbourne said of Minnie. “I don’t have it. Her daddy doesn’t have it. Her mommy doesn’t have it. Her sisters don’t.”

Osbourne explained that she’s been taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe, even though she tested negative. “I’ve got one more week left of quarantining and then I’m out. And, as I say, I don’t have it. I keep testing negative, but you have to be safe,” she said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 than adults, but kids can still get sick with the respiratory illness and spread it to others. Young children usually present mild to no symptoms with COVID-19, but babies under the age of one and children with underlying illnesses could be at risk for severe complications.

The CDC is also investigating a rare illness called pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome, which has been linked to children who tested positive for the virus.

To keep kids safe, the CDC recommends teaching them to wash their hands for 20 seconds, to social distance, to cover their mouths during a cough or sneeze, and to wear a mask if they’re age two or older. Children above the age of six months should also get a flu vaccine before the end of October.

As far as Osbourne’s case, it seems like she’s in good health. “I’ll be back VERY soon!” she promised in an Instagram caption.

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