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Clemson athletics sees 28 positive coronavirus cases, nearly all from football team: report

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Clemson athletics has been hit exhausting by the coronavirus with 28 student-athletes testing positive since returning to campus earlier this month, the college mentioned Friday.

Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin mentioned that almost all of instances had been asymptomatic and none required hospitalization.

The varsity mentioned that the scholars who examined positive had been from football, males’s basketball, volleyball, males’s soccer and girls’s soccer however in response to a report from The Athletic, 23 of the 28 instances had been from the football staff.

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Athletes returned for on-campus coaching on June 8. Since then, 315 exams have been administered.

Kallin added that any positive instances have been remoted for a interval of at the least 10 days. Shut identified contacts with these affected have been requested to self-quarantine for at the least 14 days.

Regardless of the spike in instances, the varsity doesn’t plan to close down voluntary summer time exercises, in response to The Athletic.

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Colleges throughout the nation are starting to see extra instances of COVID-19 as student-athletes return for coaching.

The Tennessee Volunteers introduced this week {that a} member of the boys’s basketball staff examined positive after a number of members of each the boys’s and girls’s groups had been examined. Gamers from each groups returned to campus Monday.

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Skilled sports activities has additionally seen a spike in instances as gamers return to coaching services, prompting many to query if sports activities will have the ability to make a comeback this summer time as anticipated.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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