The NHL says 26 gamers have examined constructive for COVID-19 since Part 2 of its return-to-play protocol began June 8.
The numbers launched Monday embody 11 constructive outcomes beforehand introduced June 19. The league added it is also conscious of 11 different gamers testing constructive outdoors of Part 2 over the past three weeks.
The NHL stated it is performed in extra of 1,450 assessments for COVID-19 on greater than 250 gamers throughout Part 2, which has seen observe amenities open for voluntary on- and off-ice exercises in small teams underneath strict well being and security pointers.
4 separate groups introduced a complete of 10 constructive assessments for the novel coronavirus within the spring — 5 from Ottawa, three from Colorado, and one every from Pittsburgh and Boston.
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The league and the NHL Gamers’ Affiliation proceed to barter plans for a resumption of the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season, together with well being and security measures, and the situation of two hub cities that can mix to host 24 golf equipment.
The opening of coaching camps, which symbolize Part three of the return-to-play protocol, is scheduled for July 10. If all goes nicely, it is hoped the season will then resume later that month or in early August.
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