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Report: Duke basketball hit with 10 positive COVID-19 test results

Duke basketball withdrew from the ACC Tournament last week due to a positive COVID-19 result. One of the key details in these reports suggested that only one player on the roster tested positive. However, the spread of COVID-19 on the roster is more pervasive.

Bridget Condon of ABC 11 (WTVD) reports that seven Duke players tested positive for COVID-19; the result took a for the show. That’s essentially half of the team’s roster.

There’s more, though. Condon notes that three other team personnel members have also tested positive, including a coach, a trainer and an administrator.

While there were other challenges, Duke managed to go for the vast majority of the 2020-21 season without a positive COVID-19 result on the team. In recent weeks, though, COVID-19 cases have surged on Duke’s campus; fraternities have largely been blamed for this outbreak.

Of course, Duke isn’t the only ACC team to have COVID-19 concerns within the last week. Virginia was also forced to withdraw from the ACC Tournament following a positive COVID-19 result; the Cavaliers face a series of obstacles now as they prepare for Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

ACC Player of the Year Moses Wright will also miss Georgia Tech’s first round NCAA Tournament matchup with Loyola-Chicago.

 

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