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NFL reports 45 new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

The National Football League and NFL Players Association reported 45 positive COVID-19 tests in the past week, holding steady from last week.

Testing for the period from Dec. 6-12 found 14 players tested positive, along with 31 from other team personnel. Last week, there were 18 positive tests among players and 27 among other personnel — a drop from about 75 each of the previous two weeks.

On the new report, the league and union said 41,857 tests were administered to a total of 6,960 players and team personnel. Among those, 16,340 tests were administered to 2,389 players and 25,517 tests were given to 4,571 personnel.

Since monitoring began Aug. 1, 187 players and 328 other personnel have had confirmed positives for COVID-19. Approximately 795,960 tests have been administered through Dec. 12.

The NFL enacted intensive protocols last month to help mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19 within the league.

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