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NBA says only 2 players tested positive for COVID-19 during Orlando bubble quarantine period

Just two NBA players out of 322 have tested positive for COVID-19 during quarantine inside the bubble-like environment at Disney in central Florida, the league announced  Monday.

“Those players never cleared quarantine and have since left the Campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing,” the NBA said in a statement.

A positive rate of less than 1% is a promising start for the NBA, which is trying to complete its season while staying at Disney resorts and playing games nearby in three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. By comparison, nearby Orange County, Florida, has had a double-digit positive rate for two weeks, including 11.4% on Sunday.

Much of the success of the NBA’s attempt to finish the season in early October and crown a champion depends on keeping the novel coronavirus out of the bubble environment or at least limiting it so there are not severe outbreaks.

The NBA’s health and safety protocols document had detailed instructions for arrival in central Florida and that included bringing only players and staff who had not recently tested positive for COVID-19.

 

via USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2020/07/13/nba-two-positive-covid-19-tests-bubble-quarantine/5428533002/

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