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Patrick Ewing Says He Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Ewing, the former Knicks superstar, made the announcement Friday evening. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” he said.

Patrick Ewing, the former Knicks superstar and the current coach of the Georgetown University men’s basketball team, announced on Friday evening that he had Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a statement from the university. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”

The statement from the Georgetown athletic department said that Ewing, 57, was “under care and isolated” at a hospital in the Washington area and that he was the only person in the men’s basketball program known to have tested positive.

I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG

— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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