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NHL says 23 players have tested positive for coronavirus since reporting to team facilities

Last Updated Jul 6, 2020 at 9:08 am PDT

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

A total of 35 NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past month or so, the league says

The NHL says players who have tested positive have self-isolated and are following health officials' advice

The NHL says 35 players in total have tested positive for the novel coronavirus over roughly the past month.

The league says 23 of 396 players checked for COVID-19 at team facilities have tested positive since voluntary workouts began June 8, a five-per-cent rate. In that same period of time, it is aware of 12 additional positive test results.

“All Players who have tested positive have been self-isolated and are following CDC and Health Canada protocols,” a release from the NHL reads.

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Sunday night agreed on protocols to start training camps and resume the season. That includes daily testing once games get under way for players, coaches and staff.

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Resuming is contingent on each side approving an extension of the collective bargaining agreement and the return to play agreement.