Coronavirus updates: Pistons' Christian Wood reportedly tests positive; third NBA player

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A third NBA player has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus: Pistons forward Christian Wood.

Wood's test was reported Saturday by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Neither the NBA nor the Pistons have confirmed the report.

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Wood, 24, joins the Jazz's Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell as players to test positive since the coronavirus outbreak. The Pistons played the Jazz in Detroit on March 7, with Wood scoring 30 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in 38 minutes.

Sources told Charania that Wood began feeling "subtle symptoms" of the virus on Thursday and took the precaution of getting tested. He has been in self-isolation since Wednesday; the Pistons were one of five recent Jazz opponents who were advised to isolate.

Gobert's positive test on Wednesday prompted the NBA to suspend the 2019-20 season for at least 30 days. Mitchell tested positive Thursday in Oklahoma City after the Jazz were scheduled to play the Thunder. The game was postponed after Gobert's test results became known.

Mitchell said Saturday that he remains in isolation but is "feeling fine."

The Jazz announced Saturday that Gobert is pledging more than $500,000 to assist workers at the Jazz's arena and aid efforts in Utah, Oklahoma City and Gobert's native France to combat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,629 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 41 total deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. through Thursday.

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