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Update: 12 Michigan State athletes test positive for COVID-19, slight rise from previous test window

September 8, 2020
<p>Entrance to a Michigan State University drive-through COVID-19 testing center on April 2, 2020.</p>

Entrance to a Michigan State University drive-through COVID-19 testing center on April 2, 2020.

Photo by Di'Amond Moore | The State News

Michigan State athletics announced on Tuesday that 12 student-athletes tested positive for the COVID-19 during the Aug. 29 to Sept. 6 testing window. In total, the athletics department tested 168 student-athletes.

This is a slight rise in positive cases from the week prior, when only two athletes returned positive tests. Out of the 29 staff members who were tested, zero came back positive.

Those who tested positive will continue to have daily check-ins with athletic training staff and stay isolated. Before returning to any kind of physical activity, the athletes must go through further testing and physician follow-up.

Michigan State athletics has been administering coronavirus tests since the beginning of June. Since then, 48 student-athletes and five staff members have tested positive out of more than 1,550 tests given.

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