Report: Coronavirus outbreak doubles at Rutgers
The entire Rutgers football team had already been in quarantine due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among student-athletes, but the situation has worsened, according to a report from NJ.com.
Late Monday night, Keith Sargeant of NJ.com reported that the outbreak of positive coronavirus tests has nearly doubled since the last report. The number of individuals who have tested positive jumped from 15 to 28 players. Multiple staff members have also tested positive, per the report.
According to NJ.com, multiple players are experiencing symptoms ranging from fever to headaches and sore throats. There are also several individuals who are asymptomatic.
In late July, Rutgers’ football team paused workouts after the initial outbreak that occurred among student-athletes. The first large number of positive results was blamed on a party that was attended by several student-athletes within the athletic department.
Per NJ.com, coaches and staff members are delivering meals, snack and nutritional supplements to players.
Rutgers was one of two programs in the B1G to quarantine its entire football team this summer. Michigan State was the first known program in the sport to do so.