Sofia Andres is the latest local celebrity to announce that she had been infected with—and recovered from—the coronavirus.
The actress made the revelation in her post on Instagram on Friday, January 7, saying she had to spend New Year's Eve in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 10 days ago.
"After 10 days… finally I’m negative. Please wear your mask, be kind, drink your vitamins, eat healthy & love yourself," she said.
"What a way to start 2022. I know it’s not easy spending New Year’s alone but we have more days & years ahead of us. Be strong."
Currently, Sofia is in Portugal with her partner, celebrity racer Daniel Miranda, for a family vacation with their daughter Zoe.
Aside from Sofia, another local star, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, also recently revealed that she had been infected by COVID-19, and has now recovered.
"I caught COVID here in the UK even though I’ve been fully vaccinated & received my booster shot already. Kumpleto din ako ng flu & pneumonia vaccines. I eat healthy & I’m active, but I still got it," said Pia in her post Friday.
"I got all the symptoms too. Fever, sore throat, body pain, runny rose, cough, & I also lost my sense of smell & taste. It’s not like a regular cold or flu that goes away after a few days. I’ve never been sick for this long, which lasted more than a week.”
The beauty queen-actress said she has since tested negative for COVID-19 and is now just one day away from completing isolation with her sister, Sarah Wurtzbach, who also caught the virus.
"The worst is through. I am recovering well. I am beyond grateful my parents are safe. 'Di sila nahawa sakin," she added.
Even broadcaster Karen Davila said she and her family tested positive for COVID-19 in her post on Instagram also on Friday.
"Five days ago, our family tested POSITIVE for COVID19. Our 14 yr old son Lucas first tested positive on antigen and we immediately took an RT PCR test as a family," she said. "Praise God our symptoms are MILD and I believe that is because we have all been vaccinated & 2 have us have had booster shots."
"GUYS. The vaccines work! We are living proof. Get your shots. Get your boosters NOW. Do this out of love for yourself & your family this 2022."
As of this writing, there are currently 56,561 active cases of COVID-19, 17,220 of which were recorded just last Thursday, January 6, according to data from the Department of Health.