Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions acting head coach Robert Prince sprints down the field with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Prince assumed the head coaching duties for the game after Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell was deemed a high-risk close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 positive case. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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COVID-19 positives rise again in NFL

The National Football League and NFL Players Association reported 70 positive COVID-19 tests in the most recent testing period, up from 58 last week.

A total of 34 players and 36 staff members tested positive during the period from Dec. 27-Jan. 2.

There were 40,709 tests administered to 6,702 players and team personnel. Among those, 16,088 tests were administered to 2,356 players, with an additional 24,621 tests conducted among 4,346 personnel.

Since monitoring began on Aug. 1, a total of 256 players and 432 other personnel have had confirmed positive tests for COVID-19. Approximately 922,220 tests were administered through Jan. 2.

Testing will continue among the 14 teams that have qualified for the playoffs.

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