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Sports Toronto Raptors game against Chicago postponed due to COVID-19 cases

20:37  28 february  2021
20:37  28 february  2021 Source:   msn.com

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Feb. 13, 2021. There are 823,353 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 823,353 confirmed cases (36,656 active, 765,469 resolved, 21,228 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,047 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 96.45 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 21,868 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 3,124. There were 66 new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 526 new reported deaths.

NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors' COVID-19 troubles have worsened.

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The NBA called off Toronto's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, and combined with contact tracing issues, won't have the league-required eight players available for the game.

The Raptors were missing head coach Nick Nurse, five members of his staff and star forward Pascal Siakam for Friday's victory over Houston. Assistant Sergio Scariolo stepped in to coach the team to a 122-111 win.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday Feb. 22, 2021. There are 849,517 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 849,517 confirmed cases (31,164 active, 796,630 resolved, 21,723 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,887 new cases Monday. The rate of active cases is 82 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 20,328 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 2,904. There were 49 new reported deaths Monday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 380 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 54.

The Raptors had largely managed to dodge the global pandemic in an NBA season reeling from COVID-19 cases. This is Toronto's first game rescheduled due to COVID-19, but the 30th this season league-wide. Prior to Sunday, the Raptors had been one of just four teams with no game postponements.

The Raptors had 14 players available on Friday, and played 12. Siakam was the only Raptor player listed on Saturday's injury report as out due to health and safety protocols, suggesting the results and contact tracing investigations from Saturday showed either positive tests or exposure to individuals who had positive results.

The names of players or staff members affected were not revealed.

Players and staff are tested twice daily.

Because of Canada's border regulations around COVID-19, and health and safety measures in Toronto, the Raptors are playing their home games out of Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

The Raptors' next game, at least for now, is Tuesday against Detroit. Toronto then plays Boston in the team's final game before the NBA all-star break.

- With files from The Associated Press

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 .
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