Penn State Athletics came out with its latest batch of COVID-19 testing results, announcing that eight of the 466 Penn State athletes have tested positive for the virus.
Penn State Athletics’ latest COVID-19 testing results are in. Of 466 total tests, eight now positive with results pending on 66.— Blue White Illustrated (@BWIonRivals) July 29, 2020
This is an increase from two weeks ago, when just one Penn State athlete had coronavirus.
There are two ways to look at this:
- There were always going to be positive cases. There was no reality where 466 athletes would come back to State College, and nary a soul would test positive for COVID-19.
- That being said: What happens when students return to campus in August? While eight out of 466 (granted 66 are pending) isn’t a doomsday scenario right now, it does show an increase — and that increase will only get more dramatic when non-athletes are back in State College.