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NFLPA says 59 players have tested positive

Players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp, per the league’s new testing protocols.
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The NFL Players Association says 59 players are known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, after originally saying on Tuesday it was 95. 

On Monday, the NFLPA and the NFL reached agreement on COVID-19 testing as rookies begin reporting to training camps. Most veterans come in next week, though some players rehabbing injuries could report this week.

Players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp, per the league’s new testing protocols.

After two weeks of daily testing, if the positivity rate of those tests falls below 5% among players and team individuals with close access to them, testing would go to every other day. If the positivity rate doesn’t fall below that threshold, daily testing would continue until it drops.

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