On Friday, the NBA announced the total count for players that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus from recent screenings.
Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for the coronvavirus of 302 players tested, sources tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2020
Here is the NBA/NBPA’s news release, saying the 16 players who have tested positive for COVID-19 will self-isolate until being cleared by a physician. pic.twitter.com/Pme2dHRcuH
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 26, 2020
Of 302 players tested for the virus on Tuesday, 16 players tested positive.
Some of the players who contracted the virus include Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic and Sacramento Kings sharpshooter Buddy Hield.
The NBA also announced that any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation.
Back in March, the league abruptly suspended the 2019-20 season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus.
Now, despite the recent batch of players who contracted the virus, the NBA is proceeding with the 2019-20 season.
The 2019-20 campaign is set to start in late July in Orlando, Fla.