NHL bubbles remain free of COVID-19 for fourth straight week

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For a fourth consecutive week in the National Hockey League bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto, the league continues to remain free of COVID-19.

In its weekly update for COVID-19 testing results on Monday, the NHL said there were no positive test results out of 4,644 tests administered. This testing period went from Sunday, Aug. 16 to Saturday, Aug. 22.

NHL Statement on COVID-19 Testing Results: pic.twitter.com/IJAeT8GvQI

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 24, 2020

The last time the NHL announced it had any positive COVID-19 cases among its players and staff was back for the week of July 13 through July 17 when the league had just two positive cases in the opening week of Phase 3 of the league's Return To Play plan.

The NHL just started the Conference Semifinal Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday, which got underway a bit early with an early conclusion to the Conference Quarterfinal Round. Once the semifinal round has come to an end, the two remaining teams in the Eastern Conference will make the trip to Edmonton to join the two remaining Western Conference teams to compete in the Conference Final Round and the Stanley Cup Final.

Stay tuned for the latest on this developing story...