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Penn State Athletics Reports Two New Student-Athlete Coronavirus Cases

Two more Penn State student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus, Penn State Athletics announced in its weekly testing report Wednesday.

Between November 21 and 27, the department administered 1,136 tests, resulting in two new positives and one inconclusive test. The mark represents Athletics’ fewest added cases in a week since October 21, when it reported one positive.

Wednesday’s reported figures bring Athletics’ cumulative positive tests to 194 since testing began earlier this summer. Penn State has performed 17,169 tests since student-athletes returned to campus.

Penn State Athletics did not indicate any of its programs have paused activities following the reported positives. The department didn’t respond to a request for further comment.

The university also didn’t comment on Michigan football’s coronavirus concerns. The Wolverines canceled their upcoming game against Maryland due to issues within the program initially reported just one day after playing Penn State last weekend.

The newly reported figures are already factored into Penn State’s COVID-19 Dashboard, which aggregates coronavirus testing data across the university.

Each student-athlete who’s tested positive to date has entered a 14-day isolation period 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.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance,” Athletics said in a statement. “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.”

Penn State Athletics reports updated student-athlete coronavirus testing data every Wednesday.

Penn State has reported 4,876 positive cases among University Park students since testing began on August 7.

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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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