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The Vancouver Canucks now have 25 players and staff impacted by COVID-19. Jake Virtanen was the latest player added. This has prompted the team to release a statement with regards to the situation.

Canucks have 25 individuals positive for COVID-19

Per the team’s website:

As of today, 25 individuals have tested positive and the source infection is confirmed a variant – full genome sequencing by BCCDC will be required to determine which specific type. Among the 25 positive cases are 21 players (three players from taxi squad) and four members of staff. One additional player is considered a close contact.