Former Dublin hurling star Mick Carton is the latest high profile sporting hero to have contracted this hideous disease.
In a series of tweets the 35 year old fireman has outlined the nature of his illness from a hospital bed.
Mick made his championship debut for Dublin in 2003 and we are glad to say is now well on the road to recovery.
Part of a famous O Tooles hurling family he played Railway Cup hurling for Leinster, won a National Hurling League medal with Dublin in 2011 and followed this up with a provincial award in 2013.
Get well soon Mick
So I had been self isolating for a few days with flu like symptoms,got tested and came back positive for COVID-19 saturday!! A few things I've learned 1 it's very tough self isolating wen you're feeling really sick,texts and phone calls from friends and family really do help!!— mick carton (@firemanmick7) March 17, 2020
The care has improved over the last day or so ,feel a little better today so hopefully keep improving now!!— mick carton (@firemanmick7) March 17, 2020