On Wednesday night, it was revealed that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. The positive test caused a cycle of events that eventually resulted in the suspension of the NBA season.
Now, Jazz players (among others) are being self quarantined just in case Gobert passed on the virus to some of his teammates and they show symptoms. As a result, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Donovan Mitchell has now tested positive for coronavirus. The Athletic’s Shams Charania followed up by saying that 58 tests were administered to Jazz players and personnel and Mitchell’s was the only one to come back positive.
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
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
Two days before it was revealed that Gobert had the virus, he made light of that by touching the microphones at the press conference. Now that it’s come to light he has coronavirus and that along with Woj’s report about touching other players and presumably getting at least one teammate sick, this suddenly got a lot more serious.
As symptoms don’t set in for at least a few days, there’s no place to pinpoint exactly when Gobert got sick and when he became contagious to others. As a result the seven teams who have played the Jazz, including the Jazz, over the past 10 days are being told to self quarantine as a precaution.
— Staci D Kramer (@sdkstl) March 12, 2020