The Smooth radio presenter added: “I also want to thank everyone who has sent messages of support. I’m sorry I’ve not been able to respond to them, but I hope you understand I’m focussing on Derek and my family right now.
“However, in quieter moments, I am seeing them and they are so comforting and wonderful to read.”
Ben also shared Kate’s update on Twitter, writing: “Morning all – lots of you have been asking how @kategarraway and her husband Derek are after he was admitted to hospital last week with Coronavirus.
“Kate has asked us to share this message with you.”
It was confirmed that after Derek tested positive for COVID-19 last week, he had been moved over to an intensive care unit.