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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for virus

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Dinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes.

His absence would be a significant blow to the Nets. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries.

Dinwiddie says he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to New York and took part in a couple practices. But he has since tested positive and says he has a fever and chest soreness.

He is at least the fifth Nets player to test positive. The previous four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them.

Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points for the Nets, who have a half-game lead

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Most Coronavirus Tests Cost About $100. Why Did One Cost $2,315?

Gibson Diagnostic Labs in Irving, Texas, June 12, 2020, has charged remarkably high prices for testing of the coronavirus.(Dylan Hollingsworth/The New York Times)
Gibson Diagnostic Labs in Irving, Texas, June 12, 2020, has charged remarkably high prices for testing of the coronavirus.(Dylan Hollingsworth/The New York Times)

In a one-story brick building in suburban Dallas, between a dentist office and a family medicine clinic, is a medical laboratory that has run some of the most expensive coronavirus tests in America.

Insurers have paid Gibson Diagnostic Labs as much as $2,315 for individual coronavirus tests. In a couple of cases, the price rose as high as $6,946 when the lab said it mistakenly charged patients three times the base rate.

The company has no special or different technology from, say, major diagnostic labs that charge $100. It is one of a small number of medical labs, hospitals and emergency rooms taking advantage of the way that Congress has designed compensation for coronavirus tests and treatment.

“We’ve seen a small number of laboratories that are charging

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Hoboken Coronavirus Antibody Tests Available On One More Date

HOBOKEN, NJ – Besides offering rapid coronavirus testing uptown in Hoboken, the city has also been scheduling dates to provide antibody testing on the west side of town. Unlike the coronavirus tests that show whether a person presently has the virus, the antibody tests can reveal antibodies that were built up in response to past exposure.

The last date scheduled so far is this Wednesday. Residents can sign up here. However, not everyone who has signed up has gotten a date.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla said Friday that he will try to get more dates scheduled.

He explained in an update, “I was recently informed that June 17 would be the last date for pop-up antibody testing at our Seventh and Jackson site. I know this has been frustrating for some residents who still have not been provided an appointment for an antibody test, and I personally take responsibility for the

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