Baltimore Ravens star defensive back Marlon Humphrey has tested positive for COVID-19 following Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Humphrey announced the news on social media before the Ravens confirmed the news.
“”We were informed early this morning that a Ravens player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Ravens announced in a statement. “He immediately began to self-quarantine, and our organization is now in the NFL’s intensive protocol.
“In coordination with the league, we have started the process of contact tracing, and are following the guidelines of intensive protocol. The health and safetof our players, staff, and community continue to be our highest priotity. We will continue to work closely with the NFL and our team doctors and will follow their guidance.”
Pittsburgh returned zero positive tests on Monday.
However, Steelers tight end Eric Ebron had a hilarious response to Humphrey’s positive test result.
😭😭😭 this was not 6ft 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/OG2uZAoaMr
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 2, 2020
If the Ravens can successfully avoid a coronavirus outbreak, they will return to action on Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET against the Indianapolis Colts.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 9.28 million confirmed cases and 231,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.