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Notre Dame Football Had 18 Positive Covid-19 Tests Last Week

Notre Dame had 18 Covid-19 positives out of 273 tests last week.

Notre Dame has finally released the results of its COVID-19 testing from last week that led to the program postponing its planned Sept. 26 matchup against Wake Forest.

According to the release, Notre Dame performed 273 tests on its student-athletes, and of those tests there were a total of 18 positives.

Notre Dame said those 18 players are in isolation, and seven of those who tested positive were already quarantined due to previous contact tracing of someone else who tested positive.

The release stated there are currently 25 players currently in isolation, and another 14 have been quarantined due to contact tracing.

Notre Dame had a 99% negative test rate prior to the recent surge in cases, which as stated above ultimately led to the team postponing its game at Wake Forest.

Based on the timing of the positive tests and the upcoming bye week, it would seem the vast majority of players will be back in time to be ready for the Oct. 10 home contest against Florida State.

According to my sources, Notre Dame believes its well on its way to being in position to play that game as scheduled.

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Based on current rules and the science behind them, once players who test positive are cleared through various protocols they do not get tested again for 90 days.


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