Knicks legend Patrick Ewing says he has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing says he has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19
Posted at 4:40 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 21:10:45-04

New York Knicks legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing announced Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus on Twitter .

"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This 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," said Ewing.

Ewing also thanked the frontline health care workers who were taking care of him and others during the pandemic.

Georgetown University's athletics program, where Ewing is head coach of men's basketball, wrote that Ewing is being treated at a local hospital.

"He is the only member of the men's basketball program to have tested positive for the virus," the university said in a statement.

Ewing was an 11-time NBA All-Star with the Knicks and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with the Dream Team. He is the only player to play over 1,000 games with the Knicks.

This article was written by Stephen Lepore for WPIX.

Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
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Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27
Mojave Veterans Hall
15580 O Street, Mojave
Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin
5th District Drive-Thru at The Prado Senior Center
2101 Ridge Road

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Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
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Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
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Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
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Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital (Coming Soon)
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa
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Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561