Donovan Mitchell is ‘doing well’ after testing positive for COVID-19

NBA Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
NBA Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

After testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Donovan Mitchell tells American and his fans that he is doing well and is asymptomatic.

Less than a week after testing positive for COVID-19, Donovan Mitchell says he is not feeling any symptoms of the virus and is doing well. He spoke with Good Morning America Monday.

It’s not known – and there’s probably no way to find out – if Mitchell caught the virus for teammate Rudy Gobert – who tested positive a few days before Mitchell. Gobert was apologetic and says he was “careless” with the whole situation. Gobert was jokingly seen touching microphones and recorders in a news conference days before being tested positive for COVID-19.

The NBA was the first major sports league that suspended play a player had tested positive for the virus. Most of the other major sports quickly followed suit.

Mitchell spoke out about his interaction with Rudy Gobert in an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America:

"“It took a while for me to kind of cool-off… I read what he said and I heard what he said, so you know I’m glad he’s doing okay, I’m glad I’m doing well,” Mitchell said. “I’m just really happy to be honest Robin…it wasn’t the whole party.”"

Mitchell also stated that he didn’t have any symptoms before and after he tested positive for the virus.

"“I’m asymptomatic. I don’t have any symptoms. I can walk down the street. If it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it.” He also joked and said, “If you were to tell me I was playing in a 7-game series tomorrow, I’d be ready to lace up.”"

Mitchell said that the scariest part about the virus is that an individual doesn’t have to be showing symptoms to be diagnosed with the virus.

If you’re wondering what Donovan is doing during his isolation, it’s not as crazy as you think. He said he’s playing games, watching movies. You know, generally what most college students do during their downtime.

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Donovan Mitchell has increased his scoring ever since he entered the league in 2017. He averaged 24.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 63 games this year.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.