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NBA Releases COVID-19 Test Results as Players Return to Markets

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The NBA and NBPA revealed that 48 of the 546 players that were tested for COVID-19 last week produced positive results.

Re-opening Continues Across Densely Populated New York And New Jersey Areas Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images

The NBA and NBPA released the initial results of the COVID-19 tests from last week. Individuals from around the league returned to their home markets in as the 2020-21 season approaches, leading to 546 player tests. Of that pool, 48 players tested positive for COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the NBA and NBPA released the results in a press release.

NBA players returned to a league-wide testing program over the past week, with testing beginning between Nov. 24-30 depending on the day that a player returned to the team’s market.

Of the 546 players tested for COVID-19 during this initial return-to-market testing phase, 48 have returned positive tests.

Anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test during this initial phase of testing in their team’s market is isolated until they are cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance.

In regards to the positive tests, teams and players were not listed. The Trail Blazers are set to begin their preseason schedule with a matchup against the Kings on December 11.