More Members of the NBA community have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus). This week, unreported members of the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Nuggets announced that an unspecified member of the organization tested positive after experiencing symptoms. The unknown member of the team has been reportedly been treated by the team’s medical staff and is in self-isolation. The statement reads,
“On Thursday, March 19th, a member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for COVID-19. The person, who was tested after experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 16th, is currently under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation. The testing was undertaken following guidance from state public health officials and team physicians.”
In addition, the 76ers also released a statement that three people tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving a recommendation from the league and medical experts. The team said that all other test results came back negative and that the tests were secured and carried out privately. The three individuals whose tests turned up positive are all in self-isolation. Their statement reads,
“Three individuals have received positive test results for COVID-19. All other tests results are currently negative. We have reported this information to state and local health authorities as required.”