Nine more NBA players tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from June 24-29, the league and the National Basketball Players Association announced in a news release on Thursday.
That brings the total to 25 positive tests out of 351 players, a positive rate of 7.1 percent. Sixteen players tested positive on the first day of testing June 23.
Also, 10 out of 884 NBA staffers tested positive from June 23-29, the news release said.
“Any player, coach or team staff member who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until they satisfy public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and have been cleared by a physician,” the NBA and NBPA statement said.
Among those who tested positive from June 24-29: DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets, three players for the New Orleans Pelicans and members of the Denver Nuggets’ traveling party.
The NBA is in phase 3 of its restart plan, which includes mandatory individual workouts and coronavirus testing every other day while in that team’s home market.
Teams will begin traveling to the Orlando area for the season restart next week.