NFL tops 50 positive tests for second straight week

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FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City
FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City

The NFL and NFL Players Association reported more than 50 positive COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive week on Tuesday.

Testing for the period from Nov. 8-14 resulted in 52 new cases: 17 among players and 35 among other personnel.

There were 56 confirmed positive tests in the previous monitoring period from Nov. 1-7 (15 players, 41 personnel).

On this latest report, the league and union said 43,148 tests were administered to a total of 7,856 players and team personnel. Among those, 17,161 tests were administered to 2,482 players and 25,987 tests were given to 5,374 personnel.

Since monitoring began Aug. 1, 95 players and 175 other personnel have had confirmed positives for COVID-19. Approximately 645,000 tests have been administered through Nov. 14.

--Field Level Media