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USC says zero positive coronavirus tests out of 120

That’s right — 0 out of 120 student-athletes tested for COVID-19 have come back positive

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Reported by the LA Times, the USC Trojans have reported zero positive COVID-19 tests out of 120 student-athletes who were tested last week. The continued surge in multiple states including California has prompted doubt over whether or not any sporting leagues will have seasons this year, including the NCAA and whether or not they’ll have official ruling on when or if we’ll get to see football this year.

Still, a zero-positive result for 120 tests is a great sign for potential. Here’s the full release form the LA Times:

While the coronavirus continues to surge through Southern California, the latest round of testing on USC’s campus yielded some hopeful results.

USC reported zero positive cases out of 120 tests this week, with two weeks remaining until the tentative start of its fall football camp. It’s the first round of testing conducted at USC that’s yielded zero positive tests since athletes began returning to campus in mid-June.

The athletic department has conducted 437 total tests, with seven positives.

USC entered Phase 3 of its offseason workouts July 13, with incoming freshmen allowed to join the roster. When they’ll be able to move past that phase, with actual physical contact, remains to be seen.