New York Knicks legend and Georgetown head basketball coach Patrick Ewing announced on social media he has coronavirus and warned everyone to take the virus seriously.
"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly," Ewing tweeted. "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones."
The 57-year-old hall of famer also shared a statement from Georgetown about his medical condition and the status of the men's basketball team he coaches.
"Georgetown University's Men's Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive the COVID-19 virus," the statement read. "Ewing has elected to share his diagnosis publicity to emphasize that this virus can affect anyone."
"Ewing is under care" and "isolated at a local hospital," the statement continued. "He is the only member of the Georgetown men's basketball program to have tested positive for the virus."
As of Friday night, the United States has confirmed 1,600,723 coronavirus cases, including 95,972 deaths.
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