No USC athletes tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week among 173 tests, the third consecutive week with no positive tests, the university announced Friday.
Since testing began in mid-June, there have been eight positive results among the 971 tests conducted on returning athletes participating in on-campus workouts in football, men’s water polo, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball.
There has been one positive test among the past 654. The athlete who tested positive had not returned to campus or participated in any workouts but developed symptoms at home and returned to USC for care under the supervision of USC’s medical team.
The athlete’s name and sport were not disclosed.
All athletes who tested positive were put in isolation.
USC officials said the university will continue to closely monitor and conduct regular testing of all athletes returning to workouts.
UCLA does not separately report positive tests among its athletes. Under university policy, any positive tests among the campus population are reported through the university’s daily reporting process.
At least eight Bruin football players have tested positive for the coronavirus, Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health, said on Aug. 5.
UCLA football coach Chip Kelly tested positive for the coronavirus in late March, the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 6, citing information from multiple people close to the football team who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss a private health issue.
Kelly and UCLA athletic department officials declined to comment.