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48 out of 546 NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19.

NBA and NBPA announced that 48 players out of the 546 tested positive for COVID-19 during the tests conducted between Nov. 24-30.

NBA and NBPA announced that 48 players out of the 546 tested positive for COVID-19 during the tests conducted between Nov. 24-30. On Dec. 2, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced their first batch of testing for players who returned to their home market between Nov. 24-30. The NBA expects the positivity rate to decline as players adhere to the rigorous health and safety protocols for the 2020-21 season.

NBA also stated that anyone who tested positive during the initial phase of testing in their team's market would be isolated until they are cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association under CDC guidance. The league also said in its health and safety protocols that it is likely that some players and staffers would test positive, particularly as the virus remains prevalent in particular team markets and surrounding communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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