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The Basketball Tournament Releases COVID-19 Test Numbers

The Basketball Tournament found 43 positive COVID-19 tests (2.0%) among 2,024 total tests for this year's tournament, which wraps up tomorrow night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Tests were administered to players, coaches, staff, TV production personnel and referees. A maximum of six separate tests were administered according to TBT’s testing protocol. Vault Health facilitated on administering and reading the tests, and while TBT Founder & CEO Jon Mugar declined to give a specific cost for them, he admitted TBT’s entire health-and-safety plan cost north of $1M, including testing.

For more on TBT's COVID-19 testing protocols, see the SBJ Unpacks: The Road Ahead newsletter tonight.

THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES
TEST LOCALE
RATE (POSITIVE TESTS/TOTAL TESTS)
At Home
7.5% (34/450)
Isolation
1.6% (6/391)
Quarantine Day 3
0.5% (2/374)
Quarantine Day 4
0.3% (1/352)
Quarantine Day 5
0% (0/329)
Quarantine Day 7
0% (0/128)
TOTAL
2.0% (43/2,024)