The deadly Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues to play havoc and more than 3 Lac cases have been reported so far. The high-stakes poker pro – David Sands is one of over 3 Lac people worldwide to have contracted the coronavirus. On Sunday night, he became the first big name poker player to reveal that he had contracted the virus. However, he says that he is doing fine and will fully recover.
The popular pro also explained the symptoms that led to him seeking a test from his doctor.
According to the CDC, common symptoms of the Coronavirus include a cough, fever, and breathing problems in some serious cases. Reports, however, also say that nearly half of the coronavirus patients recently studied also experienced abdominal pain and/or diarrhea as an early symptom.
In his tweets, Sands said that he had felt fatigued on Monday and soon developed a severe headache. By Tuesday, he also caught a slight cough. The symptoms were still there by Thursday, so he went to his doctor for a coronavirus test. Two days later, he received the results that he tested positive.
While Sands is not sure on how he caught the coronavirus. He said he’s taken various precautions such as washing his hands regularly and not touching his face to avoid catching the deadly virus.
As he said, Sands will remain in quarantine until he receives “a negative test result” back from his doctor.
Many high-profile players including the likes of Jennifer of Tilly, Poker Hall of Famers Erik Seidel and Todd Bruns came in his support and wished Sands well and for a speedy recovery from the virus.
While Sands is doing well and hopes to recover soon, it is recommended for everyone to follow all the precautions to avoid the coronavirus. Stay healthy and safe, folks! Good luck at the tables!