As the Big Ten Conference reportedly mulls an earlier-than-anticipated return to playing football, the University of Iowa Athletics Department is reporting a 3.5% positivity rate for Covid-19 in its latest testing.

That’s down considerably from the overall positivity rate of 6.3% since testing of student-athletes, coaches and staff began on May 29. 

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that 24 of 677 tests administered between Sept. 7 to Sept. 13 came back positive. Since May, the university has registered 221 positive tests of a total of 3,489 given. 

Big Ten Conference presidents and chancellors are expected to vote Monday on whether to reverse course and proceed with an abbreviated fall season, an official familiar with the discussions tells CNN.

Source: CNN


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