NFL Investigating Spate of Positive Covid-19 Tests From One Lab

In this article

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response.Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know.

The National Football League is investigating a series of positive Covid-19 test results processed by one laboratory that handles samples from multiple teams.

The league didn’t identify the teams impacted by the positive tests on Saturday but said in a statement that it’s working with lab owner BioReference to sort out the matter. The affected teams were working on verifying whether the positive results were accurate or in error, according to the statement.

None of the other labs used by the league for virus tests has had similar results, the NFL said. TheChicago Bears andCleveland Browns both received positives from Saturday’s round of tests, all of which turned out to be false, ESPN reported. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen was among multiple Bills players who received false positives, according to the network.

69,239 in IndiaMost new cases today

-1% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23

-1.​104 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23

5.​4% Global GDP Tracker (annualized), July

The teams “are taking immediate precautionary measures” to limit the spread of the virus, including contact tracing, isolation and schedule changes, the NFL said.

Source: Read Full Article