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The Colorado Avalanche found out on Friday night that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus after having one already doing so on Thursday. All members of the organization that had close contact with the player have been notified.
“The Colorado Avalanche were advised late last night that a second player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player is in self-isolation. All other Avalanche players, staff and others who might have had close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated as per prior League direction and are monitoring their health and will be in touch with Club medical staff as necessary. No other Avalanche player or staff member has shown symptoms at this time,” the team said in a statement.
This is the fourth positive case in the NHL after the Ottawa Senators announced that two of their players have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past couple of weeks.
On March 5, the Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department recommended against mass gatherings. The Avalanche visited the San Jose Sharks two days later.
The 2019-20 NHL season has been on pause since March 12 due to the coronavirus after the NBA had a player test positive the night before.
By Harrison Brown