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NBA: One new player tested positive for coronavirus in previous week

NBA coronavirus

CHINA - 2020/03/22: In this photo illustration the American National Basketball Association (NBA) men’s professional basketball league logo seen displayed on a smartphone with a computer model of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the background. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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After its worst week with coronavirus in two months – four new cases, which followed weeks of three and two – the NBA has returned to a more manageable number.

NBA release:

Of the 497 players tested for COVID-19 since May 5, one new player has returned a confirmed positive test.

NBA players have had at least 178 cases – and almost certainly many more – of coronavirus.

More than 70% of players had received at least one vaccine dose, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said two weeks ago. So, the level of protection should be even higher now.

Hopefully, only one new coronavirus diagnosis this week is a sign the league has turned a corner. But the testing numbers have been too volatile recently to take that for granted.