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NFL reports 15 positive tests, down from 26 last week

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the NFL dropped by nearly half over the previous week, according to numbers released Tuesday by the league and the NFL Players Association.

In the weekly report of test results, the league said there were eight new positive tests among players and seven others among team personnel in the period from Oct. 4-10.

In the testing period from Sept. 27-Oct. 3, there were 26 positive tests — 11 players and 15 team personnel.

Two of the most recent positive tests belong to the New England Patriots, and the league was forced to move their Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos to next Sunday. That triggered seven other changes to the season schedule.

In the most recent testing period, the league administered 37,912 tests to a total of 7,820 players and team personnel.

Since monitoring began on Aug. 1, the NFL has given more than 400,000 tests, with 39 players and 60 other personnel testing positive, the league reported Tuesday.

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