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Actor on Vancouver-filmed TV show hospitalized with COVID-19

The Good Doctor actor, and his co-star and wife, tested positive for the coronavirus over a week ago.
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Richard Schiff, left, has been hospitalized in Vancouver due to COVID-19. His wife and Good Doctor co-star Sheila Kelley, right, is also ill, but isolating at home. Photo: @therichardschiff/Instagram

Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed television series The Good Doctor, has been hospitalized for treatment for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Schiff's wife and co-star, Sheila Kelley, shared the update on her Instagram account, as did Schiff on his Twitter. 

"I am in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids showing some improvement every day," tweeted Schiff.

Last week, Schiff said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 3, adding that Kelley also contracted the virus.

Kelley, however, is not hospitalized. Schiff says she "is home and doing better but still fairly ill."

The couple had been isolating in their Vancouver home. Their son, Gus, has also been sick.

"My son and I are still riding this strange covid coaster up and then down and all around," shared Kelley on Instagram.

"I have never experienced anything like this before in my life. One minute I'm feeling pretty good and the next I'm struggling to breathe," explained Kelley.

Schiff, 65, has played Dr. Aaron Glassman on The Good Doctor since 2017. He is also known for his work on TV's West Wing, and has appeared in movies The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Se7en

Kelley and Schiff have been married since 1996; their son was born in 1994, and their daughter Ruby in 2000. 

Both Schiff and Kelley have been using social media to communicate with fans and friends about their journey battling COVID-19. 

Sony Pictures Entertainment declined to comment on the diagnoses, but co-star Freddie Highmore told The Canadian Press Nov. 12 that cameras are still rolling on the show, which airs Mondays on ABC and CTV.

Kelley says she remains unsure where the couple contracted the virus.

She added this advice: "Keeping masking up. Washing hands. Stay away from the virus. It is a mother'f-er."

With files from The Canadian Press