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NHL - 15 positive tests for coronavirus of 250 returned players

NHL announces 26 positive coronavirus cases

The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 tests.

This marks just four additional cases since the last update from the National Hockey League provided 10 days ago.

The NHL says 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol started June 8.

The NHL reiterated that all players who have tested positive have been instructed to self-isolate and continue following instructions from the CDC and Health Canada.

The opening of training camps, which represent Phase 3 of the return-to-play protocol, is scheduled for July 10. Players are beginning to make their way back to their playing cities; for example, a charter flight carrying several National Hockey League players from Finland landed in NY on Friday. They will be isolated together in a hotel once Phase 4 - the resumption of games - begins in two hub cities, one for each conference. The NHL and the NHLPA are still negotiating details and have not yet announced the hub cities, though it is down to five finalists: Edmonton, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Toronto.

In Phase 2, players have been allowed in facilities for voluntary workouts and time on the ice, with certain health restrictions in place. Those players are required to follow the NHL's strict safety rules and have been tested.

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