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

Tanya Simon
March 28, 2020

ESPN sideline National Basketball Association reporter Doris Burke has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she announced during a taping of The Woj Pod with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. She learned Wednesday that she had tested positive, eight days after being swabbed. "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".

Burke continued to experience extreme fatigue in the following days and finally went to a Philadelphia hospital to be tested for COVID-19 on March 17.

Burke announced the diagnosis during an interview on The Woj Pod, a podcast hosted by ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.

"Looking back, those were my symptoms.

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That really was my primary symptom throughout this was this extraordinary fatigue". We've heard so much about shortness of breath, fever, tightness in your chest, chills, body aches, etc. "I have had no symptoms, I have felt like myself, I've started to disinfect my house and launder absolutely everything in sight, but I'm so incredibly thankful to be feeling well".

Burke received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018 for her significant contribution to the game of basketball. There is not hard and fast rule for how COVID-19 may affect a person.

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