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Athletes Who Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus In The United States

Kevin Durant speaks to the media during Nets Media Day.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets speaks to media during Brooklyn Nets Media Day at HSS Training Center on September 27, 2019 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Across the world, people are being encouraged to stay indoors to help stop the spread of the coronavirus to keep their loved ones safe.

Despite the warnings issued related to the virus, it inevitably will continue to work its way through the population. Here in the United States, sports organizations around the country have put their respective seasons on hold.

The NBA made the first bold move, postponing its season in mid-March. After Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement.

In the days that followed, other sports leagues decided to do the same. In the weeks since, the MLB, NHL and all NCAA sports have either been postponed or outright canceled.

Athletes in all major sports have tested positive for the virus. Here is a running list of those players and coaches that have tested positive:

  • MLB One unnamed player on Boston Red Sox minor league team Two unnamed players on New York Yankees minor league team
  •  NBA Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics Two unidentified players on the Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Durant and three unnamed teammates on the Brooklyn Nets Christian Wood, Detroit Pistons
  • NFL Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints head coach
  • NHL Unnamed player on the Colorado Avalanche Two unnamed players on the Ottawa Senators
  • XFL Unnamed player on the Seattle Dragons

Several of these athletes - and head coach Sean Payton - have been since been cleared from the virus.

Both Rudy Gobert and Donavan Mitchell were cleared this week after testing positive in mid-March.