NBA’s latest coronavirus testing numbers reveal no confirmed positives


A general view of The Arena at the start of the NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (News Nation) — The NBA still hasn’t had a confirmed coronavirus case among players inside the season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World.

The league released updated numbers showing that none of the 342 players who were tested daily since the league last released results on Aug. 5 has had a confirmed positive. There has not been a player positive yet since teams began entering the bubble more than a month ago.

In the event of a positive test, NBA rules require a player to isolate until all protocols are met for a return to play. Those protocols were developed in agreement with the NBA and the league’s players association.

The league’s play-in series for the last Western Conference playoff spot starts Saturday.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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