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NHL announces no positive coronavirus tests over final week of Phase 3

The NHL is reporting that no player tested positive for COVID-19 over the final week of training camps.

4,256 tests were administered to more than 800 players

The NHL is reporting that no player tested positive for COVID-19 over the final week of training camps. All 24 teams entered the secure zones in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto, pictured above, on Sunday to start Phase 4 of the plan. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

The NHL is reporting that no player tested positive for COVID-19 over the final week of training camps.

The league said in a release Monday that 4,256 tests were administered to more than 800 players during the seven-day period from July 18-25.

The NHL had announced two positive cases from July 13, when Phase 3 of the league's return-to-play plan commenced with the start of training camps, through July 17. The league said it administered 6,874 total tests during Phase 3.

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All 24 teams entered the secure zones in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto on Sunday to start Phase 4 of the plan.

Each team will play on one exhibition game between Tuesday and Thursday before the best-of-five playoff qualifying series start Saturday.

The NHL suspended its season March 12 due to the spread of the global pandemic.

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