Five new positive coronavirus cases for Notre Dame Football

Published: Aug. 20, 2020 at 1:22 PM EDT
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. (WNDU) - Five Notre Dame football players tested positive for the coronavirus after the latest two rounds of testing, the athletics department announced on Thursday.

Student-athletes were tested twice this week out of an abundance of caution following the school’s decision to do remote learning for two weeks.

Out of 232 tests, five student-athletes tested positive.

Those five are now in isolation.

Six other football players in quarantine through contact tracing.

Since testing began on June 18, Notre Dame has administered 851 COVID-19 tests to members of the football program with only nine positive tests. That is a 98.9% negativity rate.

The team will not practice on Thursday and will be tested again on Friday.

The Irish will return to practice when the medical staff recommends it.

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