Former MLB All-Star Jim Edmonds feeling 'super sick,' being tested for coronavirus
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Former MLB star Jim Edmonds announced on Instagram Saturday that he was awaiting test results for coronavirus after falling ill with symptoms of the virus.

The former Cincinnati Reds outfielder said he was "just trying to rest up and get better" at home after going in to the emergency room over the weekend for treatment.

“Held off as long as I could,” he wrote in a now-deleted post with a photo of himself in a hospital bed, according to the Associated Press. “I thought I was tough enough to get through. This virus is no joke. #gethealthy.”


"I got out of the emergency room and they are waiting on tests," he added in an Instagram video, adding: "I'm doing the best I can right now, but not feeling so hot."

Coronavirus infections have topped 135,000 in the U.S., the most of any country in the world according to a Johns Hopkins service tracking the disease. More than 33,000 people have died worldwide from the virus.

Hospitals across the U.S. have reported shortages of beds and other resources necessary to treat the influx of patients, while safety equipment to keep health workers safe is also in short supply according to news reports.