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Another Penn State Student-Athlete Tests Positive For Coronavirus

One additional Penn State student-athlete has tested positive for the coronavirus, Penn State Athletics announced in its latest testing report Wednesday.

Between August 17 and August 21, the department administered 261 tests, resulting in one new positive. Nine tests remain pending at this time. Athletics has administered 1,051 tests since testing began earlier this summer.

The new figures bring Athletics’ cumulative positive cases to 10 this summer. Last week, Penn State reported one new case.

Each student who tested positive earlier this summer entered a 14-day quarantine before undergoing additional tests and resuming organized activities. When positives are reported, Penn State said it will also implement contact tracing to identify individuals who may have crossed paths with those affected. Identified individuals will also be quarantined, even if they’re asymptomatic.

“We expect our student-athletes to follow University requirements and guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing their hands regularly and not gathering in large groups,” Athletics said in a statement.

Last week, Penn State said it would begin publishing coronavirus testing updates on a weekly basis every Wednesday. Previously, the department released its findings biweekly.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt is a junior majoring in journalism and Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football aficionado, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza. He loves Seinfeld, is really into video games, and would wipe the floor with you in Halo. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ for bad sports takes or email him at [email protected]

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