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Whoopi Goldberg Tests Positive for Breakthrough Case of COVID-19, Misses 'The View' Return

Whoopi Goldberg Tests Positive for Breakthrough Case of COVID-19, Misses 'The View' Return

Whoopi Goldberg has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

Her The View co-host Joy Behar announced the news on Monday’s episode (January 3), explaining that the 66-year-old star had mild symptoms after being vaccinated and receiving the booster shot.

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Fellow hosts Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and guest host Ana Navarro joined the show virtually amid rising COVID-19 cases, which Joy said she hoped would be a temporary set up.

“They say there’s no place like home for the holidays and that’s exactly where we are this year,” she said. “Happy New Year from all of our living rooms. As you can see we’re back in boxes and doing the show remotely — hopefully for just a week, I’m praying that it’s just a week but you never know because this omicron thing is all over the place.”

Joy continued, “Why am I here instead of Whoopi? Well, Whoopi, unfortunately, tested positive over the break but she’ll be back probably next week. Since she’s vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms have been very, very, mild. But we’re being super cautious here at The View.”

Sunny shared that both she and her mom had also tested positive, but had since recovered.

“I FaceTimed with my family for Christmas and New Year’s and it was extremely difficult,” she said. “My mom also tested positive for COVID. We’re all negative now and thank god Manny and the kids and my dad were negative and remain negative.”

“I’m so thankful that I was vaccinated and boosted because I only had cold like symptoms, but I didn’t feel great honestly and it just goes to show you that the vaccine and the boosters do work and it makes sure that you’re not hospitalized for something like this and it makes sure that you don’t die from something like this,” she continued.

Last year, Sunny revealed that both her in-laws had passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

“It was a pretty difficult holiday season for the Hostin household,” she added on Monday’s episode. “My husband was at the cemetery on Christmas Day and I wasn’t able to go with him. And he was very, very worried about me and checking my oxygenation levels constantly. We’re on the other side of it now, but it was a very difficult, difficult time for us.”

There was recently an update about who would be replacing Meghan McCain on The View

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