Hoda Kotb Speaks Out About Her Breakthrough COVID-19 Case

COVID-19 numbers are rising all over the world thanks to the Omicron variant. During a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Dr. Janet Woodcock stated that it is becoming more and more likely that most people will end up contracting the virus (via CNN). She said, "I think it's hard to process what's actually happening right now, which is: Most people are going to get COVID. All right, and what we need to do is make sure the hospitals can still function, transportation, you know, other essential services are not disrupted while this happens," adding, "I think after that will be a good time to reassess how we're approaching this pandemic."

While COVID numbers continue to rise, the good news is the vaccines are helping to keep people from becoming dangerously sick (per PBS). However, breakthrough cases are still impacting people, including celebrities. Recently, Hoda Kotb gave an inside look at her experience fighting the virus.

Kotb and her daughters had the virus

Kotb shared that she and her two daughters were diagnosed with COVID-19 (via the Daily Mail). It turns out that her daughters, Haley Joy, who is four years old, and Hope Catherine, who is two years old, were diagnosed with the virus before she was, but she would eventually contract the virus herself.

During a segment on the "Today" show, Kotb opened up about her experience with isolation and fighting the virus along with her two small children. She explained that she didn't feel sick and likely wouldn't have known she had the virus if she didn't get a positive test result.

"It's so weird. I know a lot of people are getting these breakthrough COVID cases, and they're happening right and left, but you know how you're like I'm good. I'm good. I have a tickle in my throat. It's probably nothing," she thought to herself.

She shared that she and her kids spent six days isolated. "My kids have had it so a doctor was saying to me, 'You have a two-year-old and a four-year-old. Where are you going to isolate? You have to take care of your kids,"' she explained. "So he did say since they just had gotten over it that I'd be OK."

Kotb explained that her symptoms were so mild she didn't even feel sick. Instead, she enjoyed family time. "We had some real family bonding time. It's just about rest and getting through it."