According to People, the reality star is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Texas after her oxygen levels were listed as “borderline.”
“D’Andra Simmons has tested positive for COVID and has been admitted to the COVID ward at UT Southwestern Hospital in Texas,” Simmons’ representative, Kelly Brady, told the publication. “Her oxygen levels were borderline and she will start remdesivir. At this time we ask you to respect her and her family’s privacy and to send your prayers for a speedy recovery.”
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Remdesivir is an antiviral medication that targets a range of viruses and has reportedly been found to shorten recovery time for patients with COVID-19.
Jennifer Davis, a friend of Simmons and the RHOD cast, asked for everyone to pray for the star following her hospitalisation.
“Please pray for [D’Andra Simmons],” she wrote via her Instagram Story. “She has COVID, is in ICU on Oxygen.”
On Saturday, Simmons, 50, shared a sweet photo of her with her family after celebrating Christmas.
“This year I’m extra thankful for my family, friends, and the two newest fur babies to join the Simmons-Lock household! Also, thank you to my #hotthubby @jeremytlock for my beautiful @chanelofficial bag! I guess I was a good girl after all,” she wrote on Instagram. “I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful holiday. Merry Christmas!”
Simmons is not the first Real Housewives star to have tested positive to the virus. The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon Beador tested positive, along with her three daughters, as did co-star Emily Anderson and her husband and children. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley also tested positive for COVID-19.
Simmons is set to star in the upcoming season of RHOD, which resumed filming in July amid the ongoing pandemic.