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Retired NBA Star Jason Collins Tests Positive for Coronavirus & Explains His Experience

Retired NBA Star Jason Collins Tests Positive for Coronavirus & Explains His Experience

Jason Collins has coronavirus, and he is sharing his experience with the novel virus.

The 41-year-old retired NBA player spoke out in a series of tweets on Tuesday (March 24).

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“I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough,” he wrote.

“On Saturday I went to the ER and got tested and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest. I’m home now resting but still experiencing some tightness and might go back to the hospital later today. On Saturday my lungs were clear, which obviously is good.”

“Please stay safe and continue to social distance. Thank you to every single health care worker out there that are our true heroes on the frontline. Please let’s try to flatten the curve & not overwhelm our health care system,” he went on to say.

Jason joins many celebrities who’ve come forward with their positive coronavirus diagnosis to raise awareness and encourage social distancing.

Check out his messages…

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