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Penn State’s athletic department says its latest report shows only one positive case of COVID-19 in tests of 1,241 athletes

Except for zero positive tests returned in the July 15 report, the positive rate of .08% for the coronavirus is the lowest since testing of athletes began in June.

Beaver Stadium at Penn State.
Beaver Stadium at Penn State.Read moreTIM TAI / MCT

Penn State’s athletic department reported Wednesday that its latest COVID-19 testing report showed only one of 1,241 athletes who were tested for the period of Oct. 10-16 returned a positive result for the coronavirus. One result was pending.

Except for zero positive results from 178 tests in the July 15 report, the positive rate of .08% from Wednesday is the lowest since testing began in June.

The department said the testing numbers include the Big Ten’s daily antigen testing protocol for the football program, which began Sept. 30.

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