NBA and NBPA announce that 25 of 351 players have tested positive for coronavirus since testing began on June 23. Full statement here: pic.twitter.com/r9YKmV3Kav— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 2, 2020
The National Basketball Association said in a declaration on Thursday that a total of 25 players and 10 team members have been positive for the new coronavirus since the testing began on the 23rd June.
"Any player, coach or team member who has tested positive will remain in solitary confinement until protocols for public health are fulfilled for the discontinuation of isolation.
The NBA teams will travel to Orlando , Florida on July 7, where the league is planning to restart on July 30, after the outbreak of coronavirus in March.
Walt Disney World is the venue for players , coaches and other staff members with the daily testing of COVID-19 and the so-called "bubble" is allowed to be tested by no fans.
After the two team members tested positive for COVID-19 during their trip the Denver Nuggets shut down their training center during the weekend, and the New Orleans Pelican said, three of their players tested positive as well.
The 10-case FC Dallas outbreak sounds like a "point source" outbreak - meaning a lot of people were exposed to COVID-19 at the same time and place.— Zachary Binney, PhD (@zbinney_NFLinj) July 2, 2020
This is in contrast to the disease spreading gradually through the team.
This has important implications for MLS & the NBA! (1/4) https://t.co/LGJXpJ9my5