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Penn State Athletics Reports 1 Positive Following Latest Round Of COVID-19 Testing

by on September 02, 2020 2:00 PM

Penn State Athletics reported one COVID-19 positive Wednesday following 222 tests of students over the past week. The figure includes 46 additional tests for the period of August 17-21, which were not included in last week’s report.

As per usual, total tests are not a reflection of total individuals tested as the Big Ten requires several sports — including football — to test athletes at least twice a week, this procedure is still ongoing even as the conference canceled its fall sports season.

The athletic department has reported 11 total positives out of 1,273 tests since student-athletes began returning to campus in June. 

In mid August, Penn State Athletics announced it would now report COVID-19 testing results once a week after previously reporting testing results every two weeks. Additionally, Penn State no longer reports aggregate multi-week totals and instead only releases test results from the previous week's testing period.

Wednesday's release is the third under this format.

Prior to the reporting change, Penn State had released the results of 560 COVID-19 tests with eight student-athletes testing positive.

Across the entire University Park campus population, Penn State reported that 69 students have tested positive through Sunday.

Centre County added an additional 47 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the largest single-day spike in cases since the pandemic began.


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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