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NHL announces eight more players test positive for COVID-19

The National Hockey League has announced eight more players have tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 4,934 tests were conducted on over 600 players that took part in phase two activities with a total of 30 tests coming back positive — a spike of seven cases since the league’s last batch of testing was announced on July 6th.

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Beyond phase two protocols, the league identified one additional case of COVID-19 in a player bringing that total to 13 cases.

The league said all players who tested positive were/have been in self-isolation and were/are following CDC and Health Canada protocols.

As the league transitions to the start of phase three and training camps, the league says they will continue to give regular updates on the number of tests administered to all players and the results. The NHL will not be providing information on the identity of the players, or club they play for.

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