On March 5 KST, Seventeen's label Pledis Entertainment released an official statement revealing that S.Coups had tested positive for COVID-19 after conducting a self-test kit.
Pledis Entertainment wrote,
"Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with some information on Seventeen member S.Coups being diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as adjustments in his activities.
S.Coups was tested positive on the self-test kit he took on Friday, March 4. He promptly took a PCR and was confirmed with COVID-19 on Saturday, March 5. S.Coups is currently not exhibiting symptoms other than cough and stuffy nose, and is administering self-treatment at home.
All Seventeen members other than Hoshi, Wonwoo, and Vernon all preemptively took self-test kits on Friday, March 4, which all results came back as negative and are not exhibiting any symptoms.
Therefore, it would be difficult for S.Coups to take part in Seventeen's activities for a while. We will provide you with updates on his activity resumption.
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of S.Coups, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.
Get well soon, S.Coups!