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Nine more Baylor student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 19:39:26-04

WACO, TX — Nine more Baylor student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced.

The testing is part of Baylor's onboarding process. There has been a total of 61 cases since June 1.

As of August 17, 2020:

  • Total Active cases = 12
    • Asymptomatic cases = 10
    • Symptomatic cases = 2
  • New cases since last week (8/10) = 9*
  • Total number of cases being monitored = 29**
  • Total Positive cases = 61 (since June 1)

*New cases are from multiple sports and not all are currently in Waco.
**This number includes primary contacts.

Baylor Athletics say they will continue to work in partnership with Baylor University Health Services, Baylor Scott & White – Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, and the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, to ensure best practices as they take steps toward being "Re-United."