The entire country and the sports world has been taken over by the coronavirus.
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
The Jazz had announced on Thursday that another player had tested positive but didn’t identify the player as Mitchell. 58 tests for the coronavirus were given to Jazz personnel Wednesday night and Mitchell was the only one that tested positive, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Sources: Donovan Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
“As a follow-up to yesterday’s positive COVID-19 test, Oklahoma health officials tested all members of the Utah Jazz traveling party, confirming one additional positive outcome for a Jazz player,” the Jazz said in a statement. “We are working closely with the CDC, Oklahoma and Utah state officials, and the NBA to monitor their health and determine the best path moving forward.”
Mitchell is the second Jazz player to test positive for the coronavirus. Rudy Gorbert also tested positive. His positive test caused the Jazz’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to be postponed and eventually pronpted the NBA to suspend its season Wednesday night.
Mitchell talked about the situation on Instagram.
“We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them,” Mitchell wrote.
Players that have played against the Jazz in the last 10 days are being told to self-isolate. Mitchell was averaging 24.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists this season.