James Corden tests positive for COVID-19

James Corden
James Corden. Photo credit: Reuters

TV host James Corden has tested positive for COVID-19.

The host of The Late Late Show told fans on social media he had just tested positive for the virus, which is infecting about 1 million people in the US every day. 

"I'm fully vaccinated, boosted and because of this am fortunate enough to say I feel completely fine," he said in a post on Instagram on Friday (NZ time). 

"The show will be off air for the next few days. Stay safe everyone. All my love, James." 

The 43-year-old Cats star is based in Los Angeles, where tens of thousands are testing positive every day. 

He's the third US talk show host to test positive in recent days - Late Night host Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon also catching it.

The US has had by far the most confirmed cases of the disease, more than 59 million, and deaths too - about 855,000.