Daniel Radcliffe's fans likely felt a new sense of concern upon seeing a highly-circulated tweet that appeared to indicate that the actor had recently fallen ill with coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the "Harry Potter" star's reps have now spoken out in an effort to counter that narrative.

According to the New York Post, the conversation began when a fake BBC Twitter account, @BBCNewsTonight, shared a tweet that seemingly confirmed that Radcliffe had, in fact, been given the diagnosis. Continuing, they added that he was "the first famous person to be publicly confirmed." 

The fake account, which reportedly had gained 125 followers and linked back to a dormant BBC News alert page, has now been suspended, but screenshots have continued to circulate following the removal of the profile.

Prior to the tweet being deleted, it was able to pick up over 1,000 retweets, but some noticed that the owner of the Twitter account had been actively hiding replies that raised any type of suspicion about the account's owners. 

Radcliffe's reps spoke out about his status as the story had continued to gain traction. They assured fans that the rumors were "not true." 

Aside from the aforementioned way that the new novel coronavirus has intersected with pop culture, other conversations have also been taking place. Not only has there been a noticeable spike in illegal file-sharing thanks to a specific movie, but it has also been reported that Queen Elizabeth II amended her own behavior amid the ongoing outbreak.

Additionally, both "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" have changed their daily operations due to new concerns that have emerged regarding host Alex Trebek's exposure to the audience and the fact that many of those who come to live tapings have traveled to do so. 

harry potter weekend freeform Freeform is ending its marathon of the “Harry Potter” movies, which star Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures