It was previously reported that the “Senators” team has two Covid-19 sufferers, but the Ottawa club said on Wednesday that another four members of the unit had a positive test.
TSN journalist Brent Wolle writes in a tweet that five of the six people affected were hockey players and one on the team.
“The team has been in self-isolation since March 13, and its representatives are doing well. We have received all the test results, and those with positive results have recovered,” the team statement said.
The “Senators” player, whose name was not revealed, was the first NHL hockey player to detect the Covid-19 virus.
The NHL has advised its players and team staff to stay in isolation by April 15th. Previously, self-isolation was recommended to hockey players until April 4, but now it has been extended by 11 days.
The NHL ended the season on March 12 with 189 games remaining until the end of the regular championship. It is unknown at this time when the season will start and end, but teams are asked to book arenas until August.