Patrick Ewing Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Son Shares More Info (UPDATE)

The NBA icon tested positive for the virus and shared a message through a Georgetown University statement.

Patrick Ewing

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Patrick Ewing

UPDATED 5/25, 1 p.m. ET: On Monday, Ewing's son, Patrick Ewing, Jr., shared an update on his father's condition with his Twitter followers. 

In the post, Ewing Jr. thanks the doctors, hospital staff, and those who reached out to the family. He went on to reveal that his father is now out of the hospital and at his home.

"We'll continue to watch his symptoms and follow CDC guidelines," Ewing wrote. "I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourself and your loved ones."

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Former New York Knicks and current Georgetown Men's Basketball coach Patrick Ewing has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. 

NBA insider Shams Charania tweeted on Friday afternoon that the legendary NBA icon tested positive for the disease and is currently under isolated hospital care, according to Georgetown University.

The college also released a statement on Friday afternoon including words from Ewing himself.

"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19," Ewing said in the statement. "The virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine and we will all get through this."

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