(Reuters) – The variety of folks testing constructive for COVID-19 on the Vancouver Canucks has gone up to 25, which incorporates 21 players and 4 members of workers, the NHL workforce stated on Wednesday.
The Canucks, who haven’t performed since a 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets final month, have had 4 video games postponed.
Team areas of the Rogers (NYSE:) Arena have been closed and all players and workers are in quarantine whereas the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) tries to decide the variant they examined constructive for.
“As of today, 25 individuals have tested positive and the source infection is confirmed a variant,” the Canucks stated in an announcement.
“Full genome sequencing by BCCDC will be required to determine which specific type.
“Among the 25 constructive cases are 21 players (three players from taxi squad) and 4 members of workers. One extra participant is taken into account a detailed contact.”
Contact tracing revealed the source of the infection was narrowed down to a single individual who obtained the virus in a “neighborhood setting” which well being authorities had recognized as a public publicity location.
“COVID-19 infections are rising in BC. This is a stark reminder of how quickly the virus can spread and its serious impact, even among healthy, young athletes,” the assertion added.
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