Coronavirus in the Sports Arena: Top Stories, Sports and Business News — June 22

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There are over nine million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 469,000 deaths.

On Sunday, the World Health Organization reported the single-biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases across the world. In a 24-hour period, the total rose to 183,020. At the source of that increase was the Americas. The U.S. has 2.2 million cases with 120,000 deaths. Brazil has surpassed one million cases of the virus, with over 50,000 deaths.

California is seeing high numbers of people hospitalized with COVID-19, some of the highest numbers since the beginning of the pandemic. And California announced 4,515 new cases in a single day, which is the highest amount of new cases since the start of the pandemic.

However, while we’ve seen cases increase, there is some good news: overall deaths have seen a dramatic drop. The 14-day average, as of Saturday, is down 42%.

Jim Cramer told TheStreet’s Katherine Ross that with Clemson players and others testing positive for the coronavirus, he’s not sure if it’s going to be possible to have football this fall. He said that once the virus is in the locker room, “your team is done.”

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The number of athletes and teams reporting new coronavirus cases is astounding—and now the National Basketball League’s first player has pulled out of the league’s plan to restart on July 30. Wizards center Davis Bertans announced he will not participate in the NBA’s attempt to finish its season. Just last week, nearly a dozen players from the Texans and Cowboys tested positive. Then the University of Texas revealed 27 of its players were positive for the coronavirus as well.

More recently, 23 football players from Clemson and 30 players from LSU all had positive results. After 14 student-athletes at Kansas State tested positive, the football team suspended workouts for the next two weeks. Pro golfer Nick Watney tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday after testing negative on Tuesday. Watney competed on Day 1 of the RBC Heritage but withdrew on Day 2 after testing positive. According to multiple reports, 40 players from Major League Baseball have tested positive.

Read more: At Least 30 LSU Players Quarantined Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Bowdoin College, which is a Division 3 school in Maine, announced it is canceling all fall sports. The University of Michigan Dearborn also announced the cancelation of its fall sports program for 2020.

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