Report: Clemson has more than two dozen student-athletes who test positive for COVID-19
Clemson has now reported the highest total of COVID-19 cases for a school since student-athletes have returned to campus for voluntary workouts.
Matt Connolly of The State reported on Friday that 28 Clemson student-athletes and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Of that total, 23 of those individuals are members of the school’s football team. The University of Texas previously had the most reported positive tests at 13.
Those 28 positive tests come out of 315 that have been administered, or about 8.8 percent. According to Clemson, most of the cases have been asymptomatic and none have required hospitalization at this time.
In addition to the 23 football student-athletes who have tested positive, two other Clemson football staffers have tested positive. That brings the football team’s total to 25, meaning just three other student-athletes and staffers have tested positive in Clemson’s other sports that have returned to campus.
On June 1, the NCAA lifted its moratorium on organized team activities. Student-athletes have been permitted to return to campuses for voluntary workouts as athletic departments prepare to (hopefully) have sports resume in the fall.