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BTS Member Jungkook Tests Positive For COVID-19




BTS member Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after he and bandmates arrived in the US.

According to a statement from Big Hit Music (via Soompi), the 24-year-old began to feel “discomfort” after arriving in Las Vegas to prepare for the upcoming BTS performance at the Grammy Awards.

“After arriving in Las Vegas, he felt slight discomfort in his throat and promptly took a rapid PCR test (COVID-19 molecular PCR test) and a standard PCR test (COVID-19 quantitative PCR test) on the afternoon of Sunday, March 27,” read the statement.

“While being under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jungkook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday.”


Jungkook is currently under self-quarantine treatment, following the guidelines of health authorities in the United States.” It added, “He is not exhibiting any symptoms other than a mild sore throat, and we will attentively monitor his health during the quarantine.”

News of Jungkook’s positive test comes just days after bandmate J-Hope was also diagnosed with COVID.

He is the seventh and final member of BTS to contract the virus, with RM, Jin, Suga, V, and Jimin all having tested positive in recent months.

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