ESPN's National Basketball Association analyst Doris Burke tests positive for coronavirus

Ross Houston
March 28, 2020

National Basketball Association analyst Doris Burke is recovering and feeling well after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. She said she couldn't get out of bed for more than five minutes most days.

Family and friends advised her to go get tested, which she did at a local hospital. But for primary symptom throughout this was this extraordinary fatigue. "I remember sitting at lunch with my broadcast crew for that evening, and it is standard for us to have a lunch production meeting, and I looked at my colleagues. and I said 'man I am so exhausted right now and my head is pounding.' Looking back, those were my symptoms".

"Looking back, those were my symptoms".

Burke says she didn't experience the stomach pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea that many COVID-positive patients are reporting but extreme fatigue was weighing her down more than she had ever felt.

Burke said it took her eight days to receive the test results and has been symptom free. Now, more than two weeks after she first started feeling sick, she said she doesn't have any symptoms. In addition, she was the first woman to call a New York Knicks radio/television broadcast and a Big East men's basketball game on television. Gobert's teammate, Donovan Mitchell, as well as Kevin Durant and Marcus Smart have also tested positive for the COVID-19.

In addition, one member of the Denver Nuggets and three members of the Philadelphia 76ers have tested positive for COVID-19, but neither organization disclosed the names or occupations of those diagnosed.

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