Michigan athletics reports 13 positive COVID-19 tests in past week

Michigan’s athletic department recorded 13 positive COVID-19 test results between Oct. 24-30, the university reported Friday afternoon in its weekly update.

Eleven of the positive tests were from student-athletes, and two were from staff members. A total of 1,712 individuals were tested. 

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Since the department began testing, there have been 15,762 total tests administered with 148 positive tests — 133 from student-athlete tests, 15 from staff members. 12,353 tests have been administered to student-athletes, while 3,409 tests have been administered to staff members.  

Two weeks ago, Washtenaw County issued a two-week stay-at-home order for undergraduate students due to a sharp increase in cases at the university. When the order was announced, 61% of the confirmed and probable cases reported in Washtenaw County over the week prior were attributed to Michigan students. 

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