NBA Legend Patrick Ewing has been hospitalized after testing positive to Covid19
The Basketball Hall of Famer and former New York Knicks center, 57, was admitted to a Washington, D.C. hospital Friday evening and is now in isolation.
Ewing, who currently serves as head coach of Georgetown University’s basketball team, released a statement through the elite school confirming his diagnosis.
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‘I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,’ the statement read.
‘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.’
As of Friday night, more than 1.6 million Americans have contracted COVID-19, and more than 95,000 have died