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NBA players remain coronavirus-free in bubble

Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and forward Carmelo Anthony

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 09: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard celebrate a win against the Philadelphia 76ers following a game at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 09, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Holding.

NBA release:

Of the 341 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on Aug. 12, zero have returned confirmed positive tests.

Players in the bubble are being kept away from anyone who hasn’t frequently and recently tested negative for coronavirus.

That worked with 22 teams. It’s only easier now with 16 teams.

Families arriving after the first round of the playoffs will present the next big challenge. Until then, the NBA has successfully created a safe environment. Nothing has changed the status quo in place for more than a month.