Coronavirus: NBA star Kevin Durant joins growing list of positive tests among athletes

NBA star Kevin Durant is the latest high-profile athlete to return a positive test for COVID-19.

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine," the 2014 Most Valuable Player and two-time NBA champion has told The Athletic

"We're going to get through this."

Durant's admission came after the Nets revealed four of their players had tested positive for coronavirus - Durant was not named at the time.

"Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms, while three are asymptomatic," the Nets announced.

"All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.

"The organisation is currently notifying anyone who had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting.

"All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff."

The NBA is currently suspended for at least a month, after Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert became the first player tested positive for coronavirus last Thursday (NZ time), triggering a mass shutdown of major sports leagues in the United States. 

Since then, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood have also been confirmed with the virus that has hit pandemic proportions worldwide.