NBA great Patrick Ewing says he has COVID-19

Patrick Ewing, the former New York Knicks superstar and the current coach of the Georgetown University men’s basketball team, announced 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.

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Author: The New York Times News Service Syndicate