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UK Athletics releases latest COVID-19 test results

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

UK Athletics just shared the latest round of COVID-19 test results, and so far, so good.

Of the 416 student-athletes who were given the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test from August 7-19, only ten were positive. UK did not disclose the players’ names nor the sports they play, but on Saturday, Mark Stoops confirmed that three football players had tested positive for coronavirus, although one was already in isolation due to contact with an infected person.

During the same time frame, 143 staff members were PCR tested and one was positive. The 259 student-athletes who just returned to campus when classes began also underwent antibody testing during the initial onboarding process, with nine testing positive for past infections. Student-athletes and staff testing PCR positive were required to isolate in accordance with CDC and local health department guidelines. Overall at UK, from August 3-22, 249 of 22,470 students tested were positive, a positivity rate of 1.1%.

Go Cats. Go Masks. Go Hand Sanitizing.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for UK Athletics releases latest COVID-19 test results

  1. CJKAssassin123
    3:07 pm August 26, 2020 Permalink

    It’s proof that the Governor is right on the money with this virus.