DWTS’ Daniella Karagach Skipping Elvis Week After Positive COVID Test

Daniella KaragachIn week two, I will not participate Dancing With the Stars after testing positive for COVID-19​​.

“She is completely asymptomatic and is self-quarantining,” a spokesperson for the Disney+ competition series told Us WeeklyIn a statement released Monday, September 26, “Everyone who has been in close contact with her has tested negative.”

Karagach, 29 years old, is partnered with Joseph BaenaFor season 31, troupe member will be replaced Alexis WarrElvis week. The show’s rep also noted that anyone considered “close contacts” to the DWTSPro will be wearing a mask for the show this week.

Karagach posted a glimpse of her planned performance on social media ahead of the shakeup.

“💥ELVIS WEEK💥 This week was really tough. I know this process could be frustrating at times but, it’s all about the way you handle it,” she wrote via Instagram on Sunday, September 25. “@joebaena you’re a rockstar and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner this season. Your determination is admirable. I’m so proud of the dancer you’re becoming🙌 Let’s go show em what we’ve got 💪🏼 #TeamDaBae #tomorrow #dwts.”

The choreographer’s health scare comes months after she was injured on the Dancing With the Stars Live 2022 tour. “Daniella unfortunately sustained an injury during last night’s show,” a rep for the touring production shared with UseMarch. “She was tended to by our on-tour physio and then treated at a local hospital. She is now at home and receiving excellent medical care. The entire cast and crew is wishing her a speedy recovery.”

Karagach, who won season 30, with partner Iman ShumpertLater, she confirmed that she would be absent for the remainder of the tour.

“Well, this was definitely not the way I thought tour would end but I’m grateful for the time I had. This was truly a special experience for me and I’ve had the best time being a part of this immensely talented cast,” she explained in a lengthy Instagram post at the time. “I love my @dancingabc fam so much and I know you guys will keep kicking ass!! 🥺💜To our fans and friends, I am grateful. We are grateful for your love, kindness, and support. Without you, this @dwtstourofficial wouldn’t be possible. The moments I had on that stage was something I’ll never be able to express. It was thrilling to dance for you guys. Im so grateful.”

Karagach and Baena demonstrated their dance moves during week one with a jive, earning them a score 23. The bodybuilder noted that he was excited to create a dance around one of the musician’s iconic songs.

“Elvis was just so revolutionary in what he did. It was how they described it in the [Elvis]Fantastic movie. I really am just appreciative of how he stepped out of the boundaries and did what he wanted to do,” Baena told UseSeptember 20, 2000 “He’s a big role model and rest in peace.”