Clemson football players test positive for COVID-19

Clemson football players test positive for COVID-19

Clemson football players test positive for COVID-19

Clemson's football team now has 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its return to campus two weeks ago, according to a source, after the school announced 28 new positive tests among student-athletes and staff on Friday.

On the same day the state of SC announced its highest number of coronavirus cases yet with 1,081, Clemson revealed that 25 additional people in its athletic department have tested positive for COVID-19.

The university said most of the 28 cases have been asymptomatic and no one has required hospitalization.

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that UCLA players are seeking a "third-party health official" to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed. Known contacts will have to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. They underwent a period of social and physical distancing for seven days prior to arriving on campus and for seven additional days once they arrived in the Clemson area. Voluntary workouts will not be shut down.

Athletes returned for on-campus training on June 8.

Last week, the school said two other football players, as well as a men's basketball player, tested positive during the school's initial run of 169 tests.

The Tennessee Volunteers announced this week that a member of the men's basketball team tested positive after several members of both the men's and women's teams were tested. Five players and three staff members have tested positive for the virus, the team said. The Blue Jays told CNN that the team is still waiting to receive the player's test results.

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