Nets say 4 players test positive for new coronavirus

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National Basketball Association superstar Kevin Durant is among four Brooklyn Nets players to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Of the four players, one is exhibiting symptoms.

Durant told The Athletic's Shams Charania he was one of the players who tested positive.

The Nets are now notifying people who were in contact with the players and has asked members of their traveling party to self-isolate.

Prior to Tuesday's announcement, only three others - Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood - had confirmed cases.

NY reports more cases of new coronavirus, state now has six
When you look at the reality here, about 80 percent of the people who are infected with the coronavirus self-resolve. Worldwide, more than 92,000 people have been sickened and over 3,100 have died, the vast majority of them in China.


Both All-Stars tested positive for COVID-19, but report they're feeling well and on the road to recovery.

We likely won't find out which Nets players tested positive for the coronavirus.

Although they are the only two players on their team to have the virus, Gobert is considered patient zero among professional athletes in North America. Prior to being diagnosed, the Utah Jazz player was seen jokingly touching the microphones at a press conference. If the season had not been suspended, the Nets would have returned to Southern California to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday before concluding their trip in Sacramento on Sunday.

Mitchell said he has been studying his old highlights during his time in isolation, and insisted that if the Jazz had to start a seven-game playoff series Monday he would feel able to play. The rest of the sports world has also shut down due to this virus and people are starting to get scared.

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