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Report: 30 LSU football players quarantined, more than a dozen test positive for COVID-19

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A day after the Clemson Tigers announced 23 of their football players tested positive for COVID-19, 30 LSU Tigers football players are now in quarantine following an outbreak within the program.

30 LSU football players in quarantine, more than a dozen test positive for COVID-19

On Saturday, Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger reported the LSU Tigers placed 30 players into quarantine following an outbreak of the coronavirus on campus. Now, per The Athletic’s Brody Miller, LSU has more than a dozen positive cases of COVID-19.

According to the report, the outbreak has partially been traced to Tigerland bars in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s Department of Health reported more than 100 people at the bars tested positive for the coronavirus.

LSU is implementing its COVID-19 safety protocols by isolating players while they undergo further testing. Fortunately, per Sports Illustrated, no hospitalizations or serious illnesses have been reported.

COVID-19 outbreak across college football

The NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary athletic activities starting on June 1. Since that time, with thousands of athletes returning to campuses across the country, the number of cases has skyrocketed.

As time goes on and the number of positive cases increases, things look less promising for the chances of a potential season.