6 Players on Texas Football Team Reportedly Test Positive for COVID-19

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07:  A Texas Longhorns helmet is seen before the game against the LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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Several members of the Texas Longhorns football team have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. 

Per Rivals’ Anwar Richardson, six members of the program tested positive, and around 15 players are in quarantine. 

The school announced last week that two players out of 58 who returned to campus as part of the screening process tested positive for COVID-19 and went into self-isolation.

A third player tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody, indicating the player previously had the virus and has developed some level of immunity from future infection to it. 

Texas has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases as the state has started to reopen. Governor Greg Abbott announced 2,622 new confirmed cases Tuesday, the state’s highest increase since the pandemic began. 

The University of Houston announced Friday it was immediately suspending voluntary workouts when six student-athletes tested positive for the virus after they experienced symptoms.

Monday marked the first day Longhorns players were allowed on campus to take part in voluntary workouts at Denius Fields.

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