16 NBA Players Test Positive for COVID-19 in First Round of Testing

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Sixteen players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the NBA’s first round of testing.

The NBA began testing it’s players Tuesday for the coronavirus in anticipation of the league’s resumption. The 22 participating teams are scheduled to report to their respective facilities for training July 1, then report to the bubble city in Orlando, Florida to resume play a week later. Once teams arrive in Orlando in early July, players and staff will self-isolate until they return two negative tests 24 or more hours apart.

Players and members of teams’ traveling parties will be tested every other day leading up to traveling to Florida. Those who test positive will remain in self-isolation until they are cleared by a physician. 

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