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Reggaeton star Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

The news comes a day after the musician won favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards.

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Monday.

The announcement came a day after the musician won favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for "YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing his hit, “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez at the event but canceled without explanation, leaving many fans disappointed. The singer, however, presented the award for favorite Latin female artist remotely.

Publicist Sujeylee Solá told The Associated Press that Bad Bunny wasn't showing any major symptoms as of Monday. She did not provide further details, saying only that the musician was not granting any interviews.

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The news comes as coronavirus cases surge across the states. A Johns Hopkins University tally of the virus shows there have been more than 256,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the US since it first broke out at the beginning of the year. The U.S. has more than 12.2 million confirmed cases of the virus.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

Credit: AP
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Bad Bunny presents the award for favorite latin female artist at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

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