Who is looking for some positive news regarding COVID-19 and the return of sports?
This afternoon, the NBA announced that its bubble was unofficially sealed, as the league saw zero new positive coronavirus cases since the last batch of test results were released on July 13.
346 total players, zero cases.
“Of the 346 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on July 13, zero have returned confirmed positive tests,” the NBA announced.
“In the event that a player on the NBA campus returns a confirmed positive test in the future, he will be isolated until he is cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association.”
The NBA and NBPA have announced the following: pic.twitter.com/XLlEU5Dxty
— NBA (@NBA) July 20, 2020
When the league announced its test results on July 13, two of 322 total players came back positive for COVID-19.
Each of the 22 teams participating in the NBA’s restart down in Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando will play three scrimmages from July 22 to July 28.
From there, official games are set to resume on July 30 for the first time since the season was paused indefinitely back in mid-March.