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The NBA and its players’ association confirmed Thursday that nine additional players have tested positive for COVID-19.

”In test conducted of 344 NBA players between June 24-29, an additional nine players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Twenty-five of 351 players have tested positive since testing began on June 23,” the league and the union for the players said in a joint statement. ”In tests conducted of 884 team staff between June 23-29,10 have tested positive for the coronavirus.”

The NBA will resume play July 30 with a 22-team format at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida.

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