The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Thursday that three members of their organization have tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus.
In a statement, the 76ers said they received the recommendation to test players, coaches and specific support staff for COVID-19. The tests, which were secured privately, determined that three individuals tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 76ers announce three members of their organization have tested positive for COVID-19: pic.twitter.com/qTtYZdvxFj— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) March 19, 2020
All three individuals are now in self-isolated and are being monitored by medical professionals.
There are two known cases in baseball and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said on Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19. Payton is the first known person in the NFL to test positive for the virus.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 11,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States.