The NHL announced Monday afternoon that there still have been no positive COVID-19 results since entering the bubble three weeks ago.
There was 0 positive cases in 5,640 COVID-19 tests run.
NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/0WL9yTIa6e
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 17, 2020
As usual, the league will handle all injury/infection announcements, and individual infections are not expected to be disclosed.
The full text reads:
Statement from the National Hockey League on COVID-19 testing results
The NHL completed the third week of its Phase 4 Return to Play with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 5,640 tests administered. Testing was administered on a daily basis to all members of the Clubs’ 52-member traveling parties, including Players, during the period from August 9 through August 15. The NHL will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 testing results. The League will not be providing information on the identity of any individuals or Clubs.
“Obviously, in this environment — the greater COVID-19 environment — nothing is risk-free,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said recently. “We think we created a format and protocols that now that we’re inside the bubble can feel relatively safe. But there’s no absolute guarantee. We’re hopeful and we believe everybody’s doing everything to make this experience as safe as possible.”
In total, 43 NHL players tested positive in Phase 2 and two players tested positive during Phase 3 Training Camp.
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