Clemson’s football hits 37 cases of total coronavirus after new tests

The closer we get to training camp, the worse the numbers are for Clemson.

One of the nation’s top college football programs announced Friday that it had 14 more positive tests for the new coronavirus this week. He brings the total of the Tigers to 37 players, nearly a third of his roster, and 47 positive tests total of student athletes and staff members.

Clemson said he only has 19 active cases of COVID-19 after 28 previous positive cases completed a 10-day isolation period and those people were cleared to resume training. There have been no hospitalizations and half of the positive cases, the school said, have been asymptomatic. Anyone in contact with them had to be quarantined for at least 14 days.

Many programs deal with similar problems after the NCAA allowed schools to conduct voluntary training earlier in the month. Houston and Kansas State paused in those practices, but many others have moved on like Clemson. However, some schools do not publish test data.

Official practices are scheduled to begin on August 7.