BTS: Suga, RM, and Jin All Test Positive for COVID-19

Following BTSPermission to Dance On Stage – LA concerts in Los Angeles, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are currently on vacation. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Big Hit Music announced that Suga, RM, and Jin tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A joined photo of Suga, RM, and Jin of BTS at the band's press conference for 'Butter'
(L-R) Suga, RM, and Jin of BTS | The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images

Suga of BTS was diagnosed with the coronavirus first

After the completion of the Permission to Dance On Stage – LA concerts, the members of BTS returned to South Korea at different times, with some electing to return as soon as possible while others remained in the U.S. for vacation.

On Dec. 24, Big Hit Music posted an announcement on Weverse to let fans know that Suga tested positive for the coronavirus after he returned to South Korea on Dec. 23.

In the Weverse announcement, Big Hit Music wrote, “SUGA completed his second round of the COVID-19 vaccination in late August and is not presenting any symptoms as of today. He is currently administering self-care at home per the guidelines of the healthcare authorities.”

The announcement continues, “SUGA, who has had a number of personal engagements in the U.S. during BTS’ official time off, had tested negative for the PCR test taken before leaving the U.S., and began his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test upon his return to Korea. He received positive results during quarantine, and there was no contact with the other members.”

RM of BTS also tested positive for the coronavirus

On Dec. 25, Big Hit Music published a separate post on Weverse announcing that Jin and RM were also diagnosed with the coronavirus.

According to the announcement, RM returned to South Korea on Dec. 17 and tested positive for the coronavirus while still in quarantine.

The Weverse announcement reads:

“After returning on Friday the 17th from the United States following his personal schedule as part of his official vacation period, RM immediately underwent PCR testing, was found negative and entered into self-quarantine in his home as mandated by COVID-19 control procedures. However, he underwent PCR testing today before his scheduled release from quarantine and was found to be positive for COVID-19; he is currently exhibiting no particular symptoms.”


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BTS’ Jin is currently experiencing ‘mild’ symptoms of the coronavirus

Jin was one of the first members of BTS to return to South Korea following the band’s trip to LA. Big Hit Music confirmed in the Weverse announcement that Jin was released from quarantine but began experiencing “mild” symptoms in late December.

“Jin returned to Korea on Monday, December 6 and underwent PCR testing immediately after his return and again before his release from self-quarantine, and was found negative on both occasions,” Big Hit Music wrote on Weverse.

The announcement continues, “However, feeling flu-like symptoms this afternoon he underwent PCR testing and was found positive for COVID-19 late this evening. He is exhibiting mild symptoms including light fever, and is undergoing self-treatment at home.”

Big Hit Music shared it will continue to “provide support” for Jin, Suga, and RM’s recovery and will “cooperate fully” with healthcare guidelines regarding the coronavirus.