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The owner of an NBA franchise tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the U.S. basketball association said late Saturday.

NBA said on its website that James Dolan — Eastern Conference team New York Knicks owner — contracted COVID-19 as the 64-year-old businessman tested positive for the coronavirus.

The New York City-based Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) CEO has been in “self-isolation” as he had mild symptoms.

The death toll from the new coronavirus in the U.S. pushed past 2,000 on Saturday, according to data by Johns Hopkins University.

At least 2,191 people have died and the number of infections

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