NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19.
The league and players association said in a statement, “Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.”
The 16 positive cases represents more than 5% of the league, which conducted tests of 302 players on June 23.
The NBA is scheduled to reopen the season July 31 in an Orlando “bubble,” although Florida had nearly 9,000 cases for a daily record yesterday.
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— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020
SixteThe NBA is scheduled to resume the season July 31