Brisbane singer-songwriter Jaguar Jonze is one of many thousands worldwide experiencing what it’s like to have COVID-19.
She’s also one of many Aussies who is being monitored in her home rather than being hospitalised, and has taken to Instagram to explain what her life as a “virtual hospital patient” is like.
Jonze returned home earlier in March, after performing three shows out of a scheduled 10 in the US, with the tour – including a showcase at SXSW – having to be cut short.
10 days ago she announced she was experiencing symptoms, was tested and returned a positive result.
Now she’s checked in via her socials to update her fans on her experiences, explaining that after a raft of symptoms, she now only has a cough and fatigue.
” I am a virtual hospital patient (which has been such a great initiative), which means I check in with a nurse over video conference twice a day and leave beds for those who are in a more dire situation,” she wrote.
For the sake of close monitoring, she’s been wearing a temperature tracker, and also has a vital signs reader, “which feeds data to the hospital.”
She will be discharged after now showing any symptoms for three days.
Jonze hasn’t been wasting the time either, teasing fans that new music could be a result of the time spent in isolation.
“…thank you to everyone for the kind wishes, I’m starting to feel a lot more myself. I’ve been working on something for you guys to pass the time so keep a close eye!”
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I’ve been receiving messages from people who were curious on the symptoms, so these were mine: ⁃Fever ⁃Aches ⁃Chills ⁃Sore throat ⁃Chesty cough ⁃Diarrhoea ⁃Headaches ⁃Mild chest pains ⁃Hectic fatigue I am now at Day 10 and doing really well with only a chesty cough and fatigue as my remaining symptoms. I am a virtual hospital patient (which has been such a great initiative), which means I check in with a nurse over video conference twice a day and leave beds for those who are in a more dire situation. I am wearing a temperature tracker around the clock and also have a wireless vital signs reader which feeds data to the hospital. There are alerts set up for close monitoring. Really cool technology that I haven’t come across before. I keep this up until I have no COVID-19 symptoms for at least 3 days, then I can be discharged. Swipe right to see it more in detail or explained in stories. Otherwise, thank you to everyone for the kind wishes, I’m starting to feel a lot more myself. I’ve been working on something for you guys to pass the time so keep a close eye! #covid_19
Her most recent track is called ‘Rabbit Hole’, which was her entry for Eurovision Australia Decides 2020.
Eurovision organisers recently announced that this year’s event has been cancelled.