Actor Idris Elba Tests Positive for Coronavirus Despite Not Showing Symptoms Yet

Actor Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for Coronavirus despite not showing any symptoms.

Elba tweeted:

This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok,

I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.

Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doingNo panic.


Yahoo reports Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19.

Days after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed their coronavirus results while being isolated in Australia, the British actor and DJ told fans that he too got a positive result after being tested over the weekend.

Elba, 47, said he showed no symptoms but sought out testing “immediately” after learning last Friday that someone he’d been exposed to had tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

The Luther star, who has been in quarantine ever since, received his results Monday morning.