Clemson announces more football players have tested positive for COVID-19
Clemson announced Friday that 14 more football players have tested positive for coronavirus.
The program says it has now conducted 430 total tests of student-athletes and athletic department staff with 47 testing positive. Of the 430 tests, 290 were of student-athletes while the other 140 were of staffers.
The announcement says the latest round of tests includes 19 positive student-athletes, 14 of them football players. Of the 43 student-athletes who have tested positive, the Tigers are dealing with 18 active cases.
The latest news comes a week after 23 Clemson football players tested positive. The good news is that the school says none of the positive cases have resulted in hospitalizations.
“Through June 26, there have been no hospitalizations for any individual within Clemson Athletics related to COVID-19, and approximately half of the cases have been asymptomatic,” Clemson’s statement reads.
Clemson’s statement says those who have tested positive are being isolated for a period of at least 10 days. Known close contacts of those with coronavirus are being asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Those isolated and self-quarantining cannot participate in voluntary workouts.
While training time is valuable after the spring shutdown, Dabo Swinney’s staff presumably prefers to be dealing with these positive tests now instead of later.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports shared a screenshot of the program’s release: