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Hoda Kotb's fans worry for her daughters and fiancé amid health struggle

She's at home with her family

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
8 January 2022
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Hoda Kotb is currently isolating at her New York home after testing positive for COVID-19 and while she says she "feels good," fans can't help but be worried for her family too. 

The star gave an update on her health on Friday with a snowy view from her Manhattan apartment and as prayers and well-wishes flooded in, her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, and their two young daughters, Hope and Hayley, were in their thoughts too. 

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Her social media followers were fearful that Hoda's loved ones may contract the virus and voiced their concerns in the comments. 

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"I hope you feel ok! Miss seeing you! Keep those babies safe," wrote one, as a second said: "I pray for good health and safety for you and your family," while a third added: "Saying extra prayers for you and your family."

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Many others had advice for how to cope with the isolation, with one fan suggestion: "Good, tea and Rest...if you can, with 2 small kids at home! We were some of the last to get Delta a few weeks ago. We are fine. Sure you will be too. All our best to you and your beautiful family."

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Hoda and Joel have two adopted daughters 

Hoda broke the news of her positive test on-air with a virtual call from her home to her Today show co-anchors.

She then posted a Twitter message which read: "Thx for well wishes. Feeling good… [red heart emoji] can't wait to see you all when I am in the clear! Xo."

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Her Today with Hoda & Jenna co-host, Jenna Bush Hager, also addressed Hoda's diagnosis when she chatted with her stand-in, Sheinelle Jones.

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Hoda is isolating at home with her family 

"Like so many others, she tested positive with COVID-19," said Jenna. "I texted her this morning and she's doing totally fine and she'll be back here pretty soon."

Sheinelle then added: "She's a rock star. I mean I was around her, I had it. She managed to dodge all of the craziness. The good thing is it seems like for a lot of folks - and even for Hoda - it's very mild."

Jenna then confirmed: "Yes, she's vaccinated and boosted."

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