‘NBA players with coronavirus’ is a list on the rise with 9 new players having tested positive after the second round of testing, taking the total to 25.
The NBA today returned with the latest results from the second round of coronavirus testing league-wide.
9 NBA players have tested positive for the novel coronavirus out of the 351 players tested between June 24-29.
Sources: Nine NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus out of 344 players tested between June 24-29; overall 25 players tested positive since testing began June 23.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2020
NBA Players with coronavirus
The NBA today released a statement on twitter with the latest results of coronavirus testing.
A total of 25 out of 351 players tested positive since testing began on June 23.
The NBA and NBPA have announced the following: pic.twitter.com/3axKgMh9WY
— NBA (@NBA) July 2, 2020
After the first round of testing, it was 16 players out of 302.
Now, an addition of 9 players have tested positive for the virus which takes the total to 25 players out of the 351 tested.
The number of positive cases has halved in the second testing to 2.6% which earlier was 5.3%.
A total of 10 out of 884 team staffers tested positive from June 23 to 29.
“Any player, coach or team staff member who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until they satisfy public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and have been cleared by a physician,” the league said.
Spencer Dinwiddie and De Andre Jordan of the Brooklyn Nets tested positive earlier this week.
What does it mean for the travel plans of teams to the NBA ‘Bubble’?
NBA teams are expected to travel on July 7 to Orlando, Florida. Where the league plans to resume play on July 30, after an abrupt hold on the season in March.
Players, coaches, and other members of staff will practice, compete, and live at Walt Disney World. There will be daily COVID-19 testing, and no fans will be allowed inside the so-called “bubble.”
The Denver Nuggets shut down its training facility over the weekend after two members of the team’s travel party tested positive for COVID-19. New Orleans Pelicans said this week that three of its players also tested positive.
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There is bound to be one more round of leaguewide testing before teams are asked to travel to Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. Players will take part in Training Camp 2.0 for three weeks before the season resumes on July 30.