NBA reports no positive COVID-19 tests in past 8 days

By Field Level Media
Feb 1, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; General view of Ball Arena staff member Antonio Escobedo using disinfectant spray on NBA basketballs following the postponed game between the Detroit Pistons against the Denver Nuggets. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY

The NBA, which had to postpone 23 games since Dec. 23 because of COVID-19 protocols and went through a stretch of January that turned up more than 20 positive tests, appears to have its situation currently under control.

The league announced Wednesday that of 482 players tested since Jan. 27, zero had confirmed positive tests. This most recent report comes on the heels of the NBA’s announcement on Jan. 27 that since Jan. 20, 492 players had been tested and just one returned a confirmed positive test.

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One need only go back to the middle of last month, when the NBA revealed it had 11 players out of 502 test positive from Jan. 13-20, and 16 players out of 497 test positive between Jan. 6-13, to see how far the league has come.

In addition, just one game was postponed in the past week, and that was the result of an inconclusive test instead of a positive one.

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–Field Level Media