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UConn announces 150 negative tests without positive; Megan Walker asymptomatic

Since June 19, UConn has administered 150 tests that were all negative

UConn has not had a positive test yet, according to Athletic Director David Benedict. He does see a positive as inevitable, though. (Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog)
Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Earlier today, UConn athletics announced that the school has conducted 150 coronavirus tests on its athletes without a positive test.

“While this is good news, it is certainly no time to relax the standards and protocols we have in place to ensure the safety of our student-athletes and staff,” director of athletics David Benedict said in the release.

Benedict goes on to say that he does expect a positive test at some point, but he is confident the procedures they’ve established will help limit the spread of the virus.

“I’d like to commend our public health officials and medical staff for planning and implementing these protocols while also passing along my gratitude to our student-athletes and staff for adhering to the guidelines,” Benedict wrote.

The New York Liberty announced that former Husky Megan Walker tested positive and has not yet traveled to Florida to be with the team. She is asymptomatic and evenutally will join them at IMG Academy.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont also announced that there were no coronavirus-related deaths in the state today.

This announcement came just two days after UNC football had to stop workouts because 37 players and coaches across all UNC sports tested positive. Ohio State football also stopped their workouts after an undisclosed number of positives yesterday.

The ACC, PAC-12 and Big Ten are only playing intra-conference games for football and the Ivy League recently canceled all sports until Jan. 1.