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NHL announces 26 coronavirus cases

The NHL on Monday provided an update on the coronavirus testing as part of Phase 2 of the NHL's return-to-play plan.

The NHL announced that over 250 players reported NHL training facilities to resume skating, and 15 of those players have tested positive for coronavirus since June 8.

Players get tested twice per week under the NHL's Phase 2 plan, and over 1,450 tests have been administered to the 250-plus players.

The NHL last reported 11 coronavirus cases on June 19, which means that just four players taking part in the informal skates and workouts have newly tested positive in the last 10 days.

The NHL also announced that it is aware of an additional 11 players who have yet to join the Phase 2 workouts who have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 26.

"All players who have tested positive have been self-isolated and are following CDC and Health Canada protocols," the NHL said in a statement. "The NHL will continue to provide regular updates on the number of tests administered to players and the results of those tests."

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