The COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, has made now been diagnosed in both of the Utah Jazz’s All-Stars. Center Rudy Gobert was diagnosed Wednesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. This led to a quick decision by the NBA to suspend the 2019-20 season.
Now, guard Donovan Mitchell also has it, Wojnarowski reported Thursday.
The Jazz announced Thursday that a second player has tested positive but did not identify Mitchell.
“We are working closely with the CDC, Oklahoma and Utah state officials, and the NBA to monitor their health and determine the best path moving forward,” the Jazz said in a statement.
Jazz players are privately saying that Gobert showed a cavalier attitude toward the virus in the locker room, touching teammates and their belongings.
Gobert previously showed a lightheartedness about the virus; he went out of his way to touch the microphones of media members Monday.
— Dave Fox (@Davefox2) March 12, 2020
It remains to be seen if the coronavirus has been contracted by any other Jazz players or players on other teams.