Edmonton Elks revise number of COVID-19 cases following false positive

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks say they have gone three-straight days without recording a new positive COVID-19 test.

The news comes a week after Edmonton's game against the Toronto Argonauts, initially scheduled for Aug. 26, was postponed.

The Elks said in a release Sunday that the number of confirmed positive cases among the team has dropped to 13 after a player was deemed to be a false positive.

The team says the player's initial test on Aug. 24 was positive, but three subsequent PCR test results all came back negative.

All players and coaches will remain at home in isolation through Tuesday, and will continue to receive daily tests.

The Elks (1-2) plan to return to their facilities at Commonwealth Stadium on Wednesday ahead of their next game against the Stampeders in Calgary on Sept. 6.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 29, 2021.

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