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14 Student-Athletes Test Positive for COVID in Latest Results, a Rate of 1.2%

By Maryland Today Staff

Fourteen Terps student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 during the most recent round of on-campus screening, Maryland Athletics announced today. Ten were already in quarantine.

The 1,184 tests were conducted Sept. 14-29 by the University Health Center. Cumulatively, Athletics has recorded a total of 3,826 tests and 109 positive results.

As part of the new Big Ten Conference protocols, football student-athletes began testing daily on Wednesday. All other student-athletes will continue to be tested weekly. In order to protect the privacy of those student-athletes who test positive, Maryland Athletics will continue to publicly release the aggregate number of positive tests at regular intervals.

Maryland Athletics, as part of a gradual, phased approach to athletic training and competition, prepared for this ongoing testing period by working with state, county and university health officials to develop appropriate protocols in the event of positive test results, including education, contact identification and tracing, and self-isolation.

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