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NBA: Three more players tested positive for coronavirus in last week

NBA coronavirus

KOLKATA, INDIA - 2020/03/25: In this photo illustration a National Basketball Association (NBA) logo seen displayed on a smartphone with a computer model of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the background. (Photo Illustration by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Bulls guard Zach LaVine tested positive for coronavirus Thursday, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

LaVine is among three NBA players with a new coronavirus case in the previous week.

NBA release:

Of the 488 players tested for COVID-19 since April 14, three new players have returned confirmed positive tests.

This is the NBA’s highest case count since the week following the All-Star break (also three). But the difference between three cases and the recent 0-1 cases per week is small. It could be random fluctuation.

As vaccinations increase within both the NBA and surrounding communities, the league’s positivity rates should continue to remain low.

In total, NBA players have had at least 171 cases – and almost certainly many more – of coronavirus.