13 football players at the University of Texas have tested positive for coronavirus


The University of Texas confirmed on Thursday that 13 football student-athletes have tested positive or are “presumed positive” for Covid-19.

The statement released by the university added all 13 players are now self-isolating. Ten other football players will self-isolate due to contact tracing,ย โ€œall of whom are asymptomatic at this time.โ€

The 13 confirmed cases also include two positive cases which were reported in initial surveillance testing done by the university last week.

The university also said four other football student-athletes have tested positive for the Covid-19 antibody.

Some context:ย Big 12 conference football players were able to return to campuses for voluntary workouts on Monday. Kansas State reported eight student-athletes tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

Sources CNN

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