Michigan athletics reports decrease in COVID-19 cases
Michigan athletics recorded lower COVID-19 positive results than last week. This is a good sign considering that last week the department reported its highest one-week total of positive results.
The amount of positive results for Michigan athletics has dropped from 26 to 13 total. Of the positive results, 11 are student-athletes and 2 are staff members. The new amount comes from testing done from Oct. 24-30, according to the Detroit Free Press.
To date, 133 student-athletes and 15 staff members have tested positive since tests have been administered.
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Altogether since mid-June, the department has given out 15,762 tests.
Two weeks ago, Washtenaw County Health Department put a two-week stay-in-place order for all University of Michigan undergraduates, according to MLive.com. Student athletes are granted an exception “provided that athletic medical staff is present,” during practices and competitions.
Michigan hosts rival Michigan State on Saturday (11 a.m. CST/FOX).