Jan 31, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA;  NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith during the NFLPA press conference at the Georgia World Congress Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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NFLPA: 95 positive tests among players

There are 95 players across the NFL who have had a known positive COVID-19 test, according to information the NFL Players Association posted on its website Tuesday.

The number marked an increase of 23 positive tests, or 31.9 percent, since July 10, although the total number of tests administered has not been released.

Thousands of tests are expected to be administered before the end of the month, as rookies and quarterbacks — and eventually full rosters — report to teams for training camp.

The union also noted that all 32 teams have submitted infectious disease emergency response plans, with eight approved and 24 under review.

The NFLPA’s “heat map” of home markets in which public coronavirus cases are rising the fastest continues to show Florida and Arizona as the most vulnerable, with the Miami Dolphins ranked first by a wide margin. Arizona, which includes the Tempe to Glendale region and Phoenix, is second, followed closely by Jacksonville, with Tampa Bay in fifth.

Tennessee is fourth, with Las Vegas in sixth, Houston seventh, New Orleans eighth, Los Angeles ninth and Dallas 10th.

The lowest-risk regions are New York, New England and Buffalo followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle and Indianapolis.

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