Sixteen Positives In Latest Round Of COVID-19 Testing

The NBA is reporting 16 positives among the 497 coronavirus tests conducted since January 6, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.

There were just four positives last week among 498 tests, notes Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Sixteen is more than the league has experienced in the last four weeks combined, adds Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press (Twitter link).

Several teams have seen their rosters severely depleted by the virus in the past week, with six games being canceled, including three tonight.

Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is the highest-profile player to be confirmed with the virus this week. Among identified cases, Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. also tested positive, along with Sixers guard Seth Curry, four players from the Mavericks, and one from the Heat.

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