26 players test positive for COVID-19, NHL announces

The NHL says 15 of 250+ players reporting for phase two have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 26 players have tested positive as of June 29th.

NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/HalBsLro77
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 29, 2020

The second phase of the league’s return to play protocol has seen players gain access to team facilities to begin training and skating in small groups.
A total of 1,450 tests have been conducted meaning a one percent positive testing rate, but it also means a total of six percent of players have tested positive.
“As of Monday, June 29, the NHL has had in excess of 250 Players report to Club training/practice facilities for optional participation in Phase 2 activities. There have been in excess of 1,450 COVID-19 tests administered to this group of Players. Those tests have resulted in a total of 15 Players returning confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.” the league said in a statement.
“In addition, since June 8 (the opening of Phase 2), the League is aware of 11 additional Players who have tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the Phase 2 Protocol. All Players who have tested positive have been self-isolated and are following CDC …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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