Sixteen of 302 NBA players tested positive Tuesday for the coronavirus, the league and National Basketball Players Association announced Friday.
"Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician," the joint statement says.
Tuesday's results produced a 5.3% positive test rate. The World Health Organization has recommended that testing should return a 5% positivity rate or lower for two weeks before regions can safely reopen, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Florida, where the NBA plans to resume the suspended 2019-20 season in late July, reported a single-day record of 8,942 new coronavirus cases Friday with a 13% positive test rate, courtesy of Richard Tribou of the Orlando Sentinel.
The first group of teams is scheduled to arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort on July 7, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. The defending champion Toronto Raptors, who reportedly won't enter the property until July 9, arrived in Florida on Monday and are practicing at Florida Gulf Coast University due to strict quarantine rules in Canada.