As the NHL continues to approach training camp and its return to play, the league announced the latest numbers from its Phase 2 testing. The league announced Monday that 15 out of over 250 players tested have tested positive for COVID-19. There were also an additional 11 players who have tested positive outside of the league's Phase 2 protocol.
NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/HalBsLro77— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 29, 2020
The league noted that all players who tested positive have been self-isolating.
This is a critical point in the league's testing with training camp approaching on July 10. As more players return, the possibility of infecting others increases. As of June 19, there were 11 positive tests. The fact there have only been an additional four positives in 10 days despite cases spiking across the country is a good sign for the league and the possibility of completing the 2020 postseason.
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15 out of 250+ NHL players test positive for COVID-19 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington