Georgetown men's basketball coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced on Friday. 

The 57-year-old is currently isolated at a local hospital. No one else among the basketball program has tested positive according to the university. Players are not currently allowed on-campus to train per NCAA rules until June 1. 

Ewing has elected to share his positive test to emphasize the severity of the virus. 

“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a statement. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”

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