Betty White 'is fine' amid coronavirus outbreak

A representative for the 98-year-old actress says she's doing "fine" during the coronavirus outbreak after fans became concerned for her well-being.

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By Scott Stump

Don't worry everyone, Betty White is doing well amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Concern over the beloved 98-year-old actress trended on Twitter Wednesday night after news that another admired celebrity, Tom Hanks, had being diagnosed with the coronavirus along with his wife, Rita Wilson.

A representative for Betty White told TODAY she's doing "fine" after her fans were concerned for her health during the coronavirus outbreak. Amanda Edwards / WireImage

A representative for White told TODAY on Thursday that "Betty is fine."

Fans of White were concerned after seeing the news about Hanks as well as breaking news about the NBA suspending its season and President Donald Trump halting travel from Europe to the U.S. due to the spread of COVID-19.

"Someone get Betty White into her own quarantine... we can’t lose her #CoronaOutbreak," one person wrote.

Hanks announced on Instagram Wednesday night that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia.

White and Hanks, 63, are in the over-60 demographic that the Centers for Disease Control has warned is most vulnerable to coronavirus. Hanks also has Type 2 diabetes, which could possibly lead to complications, according to the CDC.

A top CDC official recommended on Monday that people over age 60 and anyone with chronic medical conditions should prepare for a lengthy stay at home.

“This seems to be a disease that affects adults and most seriously older adults," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call.

"Starting at age 60, there is an increasing risk of disease and the risk increases with age."

Stay safe, Betty!