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Third Heat player tests positive for coronavirus

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At least one Heat staffer has also tested positive.

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UPDATE: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that a third Heat player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Jackson added that both the second and third players to have tested positive are rotation players. Derrick Jones Jr. was the first Heat player to test positive.

Jackson also said that at least one Heat staffer has also tested positive.

Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus in late June. Now, Ethan J. Skolnick of the 5 Reasons Sports Network reported that a second Heat player tested positive. As a result, the Miami Heat will shut their practice facility for everything but testing.

Heat players will no longer be able to individually work out at American Airlines Arena. They’ll have to wait until the team arrives at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort July 9.

The second player who has tested positive will need to self-isolate until he receives at least two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests more than 24 hours apart. The player will then need to undergo a cardiac screening.