The rising number of COVID-19 places in Florida is raising concern from players and team executives across the league, reported Baxter Holmes and Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Florida recorded 4,049 new cases on Saturday, posting a new record high for the third consecutive day.

Adam Silver acknowledged the rising rates in a recent call, which one executive described as tense.

Silver expressed resolve and confidence in continuing the plan to resume the season in Orlando.

Players expressed their concern earlier this week about how Walt Disney World staffers would not be subject to testing, though it was cited that most of the new cases are not in Orlando.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN that the league is "closely monitoring the data in Florida and Orange County and will continue to work collaboratively with the National Basketball Players Association, public health officials and medical experts regarding our plans."

NBPA executive director Michele Roberts brought up the possibility of adding restrictions to Disney staffers, though it may not be possible given that many Disney employees are in a union.