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9 FAMU student-athletes test positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 6:24 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 22:23:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Nine Florida A&M University student-athletes, including some football players, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Athletic Director Kortne Gosha.

The university said 65 student-athletes were tested on Monday as part of the arrival-on-campus protocol.

Of the student-athletes who tested positive, they say two live in the residence halls and seven live off-campus. The on-campus students have been placed in isolation.

Officials say the athletes arrived at campus on Sunday and say the cases are not connected to on-campus transmission.

The athletes who tested positive have not been identified.