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NFL sees one new coronavirus case out of over 17,000 player tests

With just two days until the start of the NFL season, the league received excellent news regarding its coronavirus testing.

This afternoon, the NFL announced that out of over 17,000 total coronavirus tests given to players from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, only one positive result came back.

Between over 44,000 total tests among players and team personnel, the league only saw eight positives in that same span.

Here are the official testing numbers:

  • 17,519 tests for 2,641 players, one positive
  • 26,991 tests for 5,708 personnel, seven positives
  • 44,510 total tests for 8,349 players and team personnel, eight total positives

The NFL season begins Thursday when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.

From there, the rest of the Week 1 schedule will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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