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NBA says no players were Covid-19 positive in past week

/ 04:32 PM January 03, 2021
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No new NBA players from among 495 tested since last Thursday have returned positive COVID-19 results, the league announced Wednesday.

Any players returning a confirmed positive result would be isolated until they are cleared to return to team activities under COVID-19 safety guidelines agreed upon by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association.

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Last week, the NBA announced two players from among 558 tested had returned positive COVID-19 tests.

The Houston Rockets were forced to postpone their season opener last Wednesday against Oklahoma City when they could not field a minimum eight players against the visiting Thunder.

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The Rockets had seven players unable to take the court due to COCID-19 issues, either positive or inconclusive tests plus contact tracing.

Houston did manage to begin the 2020-21 campaign with losses at Portland and Denver. The Rockets are scheduled to finally play their home opener on Thursday against Sacramento.

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