Harvey Weinstein has examined optimistic for coronavirus … TMZ has confirmed.
Sources inform us that the incarcerated former film mogul has, certainly, been confirmed as one of two inmates at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York to have the viral an infection. He was moved to the jail not too long ago after being taken to Rikers Island following his rape and sexual assault conviction earlier this month.
It’s unclear when precisely Weinstein would possibly’ve contracted the virus, however we’re instructed he is been in isolation since he was taken to Rikers a number of weeks again. Our sources additionally say he hasn’t had contact along with his household or legal professionals because the prognosis.
The actuality — Weinstein is among the many most at threat for severe signs.
Weinstein has regarded extremely frail of late, making appearances in courtroom with the assistance of a walker and aides. He’s additionally been hospitalized in New York a pair completely different instances over the previous month or so — complaining of chest pains and receiving cardiac remedy.
Weinstein would possibly simply be the tip of the iceberg in NYC and NY State prisons — at least 19 inmates in NYC prisons and 12 staff have coronavirus, the NYC Dept. of Corrections introduced Saturday. It’s unclear what may be occurring at a state-wide degree.
A rep for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision — which at present has custody and supervises Weinstein — tells TMZ … “With each confirmed case, DOCCS worked with the Department of Health to identify any potentially exposed individuals in order to provide notifications and to stop the spread of the virus.”