National Hockey League announces 26 positive coronavirus cases

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The NHL says it is aware of 11 additional players who have not reported to team facilities that have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total for this month up to 26.

The NHL is releasing its COVID-19 numbers. with the league reporting 26 out of roughly 250 players have tested positive for the virus since June 8.

"All players who have tested positive have been self-isolated and are following CDC and Health Canada protocols", the league said in a statement.

More than 1,450 tests have been conducted through the first three weeks of the testing process, with in excess of 250 players taking part in semi-organized workouts and routine testing.

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In Phase 2, players have been allowed in facilities for voluntary workouts and time on the ice, with certain health restrictions in place.

Last week, the league announced there had been 11 positive tests out of more than 200 players that had been tested regularly. Those games, which will be played without fans, will occur in two hub cities. The Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly reopened its facilities last week after briefly shutting down due to positive tests among players and some staff members.

The NHL has not set a date for the start of training camps, which was expected to begin as early as July 10.

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