In this week’s COVID-19 testing update, West Virginia athletics has announced that there are currently only three “active” cases of COVID-19 withing WVU athletics. Those three cases are one on the football team and two on the men’s basketball team.
In an email, WVU senior associate athletics director Michael Fragale clarified that an active case means that an individual has “currently tested positive and are in self isolation”. Fragale also said everyone that had tested positive other than the three active cases are “clear and back to workouts”.
Last week the department had announced that there had been 41 total positive cases since testing began in June, but this week’s update provides a clearer, and more optimistic, picture of the current situation. Along with the three active cases, WVU also announced that there have been 42 recoveries, meaning there have been 45 total cases, four more than identified in last week’s update.
Since June 15, at least 28 positive cases of COVID-19 have been announced on the football team, down to just one active case now.
Since June 29, at least five positive cases were announced on the men’s basketball team, down to two active cases. On July 5, it was also announced that a staff member had tested positive, but today’s update means they have since recovered.
On July 9, six positive cases on the women’s basketball team were announced. With today’s update, all six seem to have recovered. One positive case on the women’s soccer team was also announced and has also since recovered according to today’s update.