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Two players, five personnel test positive for COVID-19

Two NFL players were among the seven new positive COVID-19 tests recorded from Sept. 6-12, the league and the union announced Wednesday.

A total of 40,479 tests were administered to 7,437 players and team personnel.

That breaks down to 15,959 tests to 2,511 players and 24,520 tests to 4,926 personnel.

“There were two new confirmed positive tests among players and five new confirmed positives among other personnel,” the NFL and NFL Players Association said in a memo.

Players and Tier 1 and 2 personnel were tested daily. Tier 3 individuals were tested weekly.

Individuals who test positive for the coronavirus must follow the joint NFL-NFLPA Treatment Protocol. They are immediately isolated and not permitted access to club facilities or to have direct contact with other players or personnel. Club medical staff are in regular communication with those who test positive to monitor symptoms.

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