Clemson reports over a dozen new COVID-19 cases following latest test results
One of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks on a college campus has occurred at Clemson University. Dozens of student-athletes and staff members have reportedly tested positive for the virus over the last few weeks, according to ESPN.
Last week, Clemson reported that 28 student-athletes and staff members tested positive for the virus — 25 of which were associated with the football program. This week, 14 more positive tests were reported on the campus.
In the last two weeks, 37 players on Clemson’s roster have tested positive for the virus. That is over one-third of the team since student-athletes returned to campus. It also puts the schools total over 40.
Clemson has conducted 430 tests.
Those who tested positive for the virus were asked to isolate for at least 10 days. Those who came into close contact with positive individuals have been asked to quarantine for 14 days.
Clemson has revealed that approximately half of those who have tested positive have been asymptomatic. None of the cases have resulted in hospitalization for student-athletes on Clemson’s campus at this time.