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Clemson announces 14 additional players test positive for COVID-19

Clemson Tigers football players huddle
© Ken Ruinard / staff, The Greenville News

The Clemson Tigers dropped a bombshell on June 19, announcing 23 football players tested positive for COVID-19. Just a week later, Clemson is reporting 14 new cases of the coronavirus.

Clemson Tigers announce 14 new players test positive for COVID-19

Clemson University’s athletic department revealed on Friday that another week of COVID-19 testing found 14 additional cases of the virus.

In a statement, Clemson announced that tit conducted 430 tests since June 1 just among its student-athletes. Since the original update, 19 of those athletes tested positive for the coronavirus and 14 were football players.

The university immediately placed them in isolation, following the protocols that it created for the ongoing pandemic. Those players will be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days and individuals who were in close proximity of them are asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Both groups will not be able to participate in voluntary workouts, which are still ongoing.

Fortunately, there is some good news for Clemson. Of the 47 total cases among all of its student-athletes, only 19 are still considered active.

COVID-19 outbreak across college football

The NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary workouts across college campuses, beginning on June 1. Since the Division I Council made its ruling, more than 100 total cases of coronavirus have been reported across major programs.