In a teaser for the show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” it was revealed that Saint, Kim Kardashian’s son, had tested positive for the virus. On Thursday night’s episode, it was shown that the health crisis went far beyond Kim’s oldest son and affected her whole family, from Kanye to the youngest child.
Kim had a severe case of COVID-19 symptoms along with her kids, which prompted the production of her show to shut down for two weeks.
It was still unclear exactly when the family had contracted COVID-19 since the show was filmed months ago. It was previously reported that Khloe Kardashian contracted the virus sometime in 2020. She revealed on ‘KUWTK’ that her symptoms were so bad that the family’s matriarch, Kris Jenner, called every doctor she could think of for help. Kim also previously stated that Kanye West had contracted COVID-19 in the very early days of the pandemic.
Kim said Saint tested positive after an apparent outbreak at his school. Saint was crying and coughing heavily. With three other kids in the house, she was also concerned about the virus spreading, and indeed it had spread to the rest of the children.
Soon after, North started feeling sick, and after getting tested, both she and Kim turned positive for the virus. The producers decided to shut down all ‘KUWTK’ shoots for 14 days while the family quarantined at that point. Kim had experienced severe symptoms, such as 104-degree fever and coughing. Fortunately, everyone in the family made a full recovery.
After the episode aired, Kim denied reports the family contracted the virus after going on their controversial island holiday in October.
“Nobody caught Covid from the trip,” she tweeted. “Saint was the first to have it in our family, and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first. I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him.”