Mar 7, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.


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