Since its 1968 debut, "60 Minutes" has continued to stay at the forefront of current events. Now, correspondent Lesley Stahl, who makes regular appearances on the CBS News show, has found herself involved in the narrative surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after revealing she too tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Daily Mail, Stahl revealed on Sunday night's episode of "60 Minutes" that she has faced her own health struggles behind the scenes. As stated by the publication, she said that she had fought pneumonia at home for two weeks before going to the hospital. Once she was admitted, she stayed there for a week before being released.

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When speaking about her ordeal on "60 Minutes," the CBS News personality said that throughout the recent weeks she felt "really scared," but she also felt conflicted about sharing her story prior to the episode.

"One of the rules of journalism is don't become part of the story,'' she said during Sunday's broadcast, adding, "But instead of covering the pandemic, I was one of the more-than-one-million Americans who did become part of it."

Elaborating on what had quietly been taking place, she also revealed that she was not the only employee of the show to face COVID-19, as there was a cluster of other staffers who also tested positive. However, each person's experience greatly differed due to the fact that one "had almost no symptoms while others had almost every symptom you can imagine." She added, "Each case is different."

While in the hospital, Stahl said she interacted with overworked staff, but felt a sense of gratitude for their efforts in the face of such a daunting adversary. When speaking of how they handled the COVID-19 crisis, she said, "This valiant army in scrubs and masks was not just doing a job. They were fulfilling a mission, answering the call."

Over the course of the last few months, the spread of the novel coronavirus has also affected other news shows. Both NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America" have lost staffers to the ongoing pandemic. CNN's Chris Cuomo has also tested positive for coronavirus.

As for Stahl's health today, she stated that she has now recovered which she attributed to the care that she received at the hospital.

"Tonight, we all owe them our gratitude, our admiration and, in some cases, our lives," she concluded.

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Lesley Stahl, co-editor of CBS "60 Minutes," is interviewed during the luncheon at the 2020 "Working Together For Working Families Conference held at Luciano Conference" Center at Cumberland County College on Feb. 13, 2020 in Vineland, New Jersey. Donald Kravitz/Getty Images