1. I have tested positive for the COVID-19.
  2. I have been tested positive for the COVID-19.

Which one is correct here?

  • Use the definite article in "test positive for the Coronavirus” but w/o the article before a disease, e.g. “test positive for COVID-19” "Test positive for AIDS/cancer/dengue” – Mari-Lou A Oct 20 '20 at 11:45

Test verb 1.5 no object, with complement Produce a specified result in a medical test, especially a drugs test or AIDS test. ‘he tested positive for steroids during the race’ ( Lexico )

"I have tested positive" is correct.

"I have been tested positive" sounds awkward and is a much less common usage ( NGrams ).

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