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More than 10% of NHL players tested receive positive diagnosis

The league confirms 26 cases of COVID-19 amongst the 250 players tested.

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The NHL has announced that a total of 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 out of more than 1,450 tests for 250 individuals.

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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.

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 and Health Canada protocols. The NHL will continue to provide regular updates on the number of tests administered to Players and the results of those tests.


For those doing the math at home, that’s over 10% of players testing positive. That’s… that’s not good.

Suffice it to say that if things continue along this trend, I find it VERY difficult to believe that we’re going to see NHL hockey anytime soon.