Hollyoaks' Stephanie Davis is rushed to hospital with COVID-19

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Former Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis was rushed to the hospital on Thursday night (July 1) and tested positive for COVID-19. She called an ambulance after waking up and being unable to move.

After being admitted to the hospital, the 28-year-old shared an update with her fans on Instagram, appearing in a story wearing an oxygen mask while describing the events of the night.

"So last night I had a bit of a headache before bed, and my sinuses," she said. "I woke up so ill. I had to call an ambulance basically, and I've tested positive for COVID-19. I feel like I've been run over. The worst part is my skin. I can't touch my skin, it's killing me. I'm just in so much pain.

"Oh my god, it's horrible," she continued. "And it just, it happened so quick. I basically woke up and couldn't move. I've never had sore skin before, so I thought: 'Well, this isn't like a chest infection'. Normally, I suffer with my chest. I feel rotten."

Photo credit: Lime Pictures
Photo credit: Lime Pictures

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Stephanie later appeared on her Instagram stories again without her breathing device and following a little rest she explained that she was started "on some more fluids and some painkillers for the pain".

A spokesperson for Stephanie told MailOnline: 'She has been in isolation and is awaiting a chest X-ray. She's at risk because of her underlying asthma. Stephanie has not been vaccinated yet because of her allergies and anaphylaxis."

While vaccination in the UK opened for people under 30 in June and the actress' asthma would have put her on a priority list for the initial rollout of the vaccine, Stephanie has not yet been able to have the vaccine due to her underlying health conditions.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is most widely distributed in the UK, contains polyethylene glycol, a known allergen commonly found in medicines, household goods and cosmetics, which could cause Stephanie complications due to her history of allergies and anaphylaxis.

Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.

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