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Margaret Josephs Confirms She Had COVID-19

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member was diagnosed over the holidays.

By Jocelyn Vena
Joe Margaret Josephs Covid19 Positive

Margaret Josephs confirmed that she was diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) over the holidays.

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"The Covid’s out of the bag... we’ve been MIA of late because we’ve all been sick. Finally now negative and back together! This is real! Wishing you all a happy healthy new year," Margaret confirmed on Instagram on January 7.

The diagnosis came in the days leading up to the Christmas holiday, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member confirmed in the January 6 episode of her Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget podcast.

Margaret said prior to the diagnosis that she had been taking precautions. She added that her mom, Marge Sr., and husband, Joe Benigno, also had COVID-19. Joe, she said, was hospitalized.

The diagnosis also meant that the couple could not spend the holidays with their kids, who had been visiting them in New Jersey when they got sick and left as they recovered together. "We're better now," Margaret added on Instagram.

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