OU athletics: Sooners' COVID-19 testing numbers improving
NORMAN — OU football might not be releasing specific COVID-19 testing numbers since the reason began but the athletic department as a whole released its numbers Monday.
Last week, eight athletes and staff numbers tested positive among the 760 tested. A total of 583 athletes and 177 staff members were tested.
That gives the Sooners around a 1% positive test rate, the continuation of a positive trend over the last three weeks. The week before, 4% of the tests came back positive after 9% of the tests were positive for the week ending Sept. 5.
There remain 20 active COVID-19 cases among student-athletes, with 143 having completed their recovery. Three active cases remain among coaches and other staff, with seven recoveries among that group.