NBA legend Patrick Ewing says he tested positive for Covid-19

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Head coach Patrick Ewing of the Georgetown Hoyas in action against the Seton Hall Pirates during a college basketball game at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on January 3. Rich Schultz/Getty Images

(CNN) — Georgetown men’s basketball coach and former NBA star Patrick Ewing says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones," Ewing tweeted.

In a statement, Georgetown University said Ewing is "under care and isolated at a local hospital."

"He is the only member of the Georgetown men's basketball program to have tested positive for the virus," the university said.

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