CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson has had 23 football players and two football staff members test positive for COVID-19, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The school on Friday announced 28 total positive test results among student-athletes and staff in June, but did not specify the sports they represented. The dramatic increase comes one week after Clemson announced two positive cases among football players.

More than half of the players were asymptomatic, and there are no hospitalizations. Those who tested positive will be isolated for at least 10 days and need to be asymptomatic for the last three days before they can come out of the isolation. Known contacts, and anyone who was within six feet of someone who tested positive for 10 or more minutes, have been notified. They will isolate for 14 days. Voluntary workouts will not be shut down.

The news comes on the heels of Texas announcing Thursday that it had 13 football players with positive…

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