Report: Saints Confirm 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests in Team Outbreak

The New Orleans Saints have multiple COVID-19 confirmed tests after the team's win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

The Saints have eight positive COVID-19 cases – six offensive coaches, one nutritionist, and one player – confirmed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

Earlier, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported five assistant coaches from the Saints who tested positive for COVID-19 were all vaccinated.

Sean Payton also confirmed his entire coaching staff received COVID-19 vaccinations before the start of the regular season.

New Orleans plays in Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 19, for an NFC South match.

In March of 2020, Saints head coach Sean Payton was the first prominent NFL figure to be infected with COVID-19.  He openly chronicled his battle and became a proponent for the COVID-19 vaccinations.   

Louisiana has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic with 719,424 total cases, 13,241 deaths, and 2,200 new cases with 1,612 patients in hospitals as of Sept. 14.

The Saints News Network will provide more details on the COVID-19 outbreak within the Saints organization.