The National Hockey League announced that for a fourth straight week it had no positive test results for Covid-19.
According to the league, 4,644 tests were conducted during the past week inside the league’s two hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton.
Every member of each team’s traveling party was tested on a daily basis between Aug. 16 and Aug. 22. Since entering its two hub city “bubbles,” the league has not returned a positive test from any of the teams participating in the NHL’s return to play.
The NHL season resumed with 24 teams participating and has now progressed to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with eight teams still competing.
The last time there was a positive test in the NHL was during the two-week period of Phase 3, when there were two positive results (both occurring between July 13-17) among 6,874 tests.