Fifty-six NFL players have tested positive for the coronavirus since July 21, according to the NFL Players Association.
That’s roughly 2% of the entire player body, which numbers at about 2,600. Rookies reported for training camp July 21 and quarterbacks and injured players July 23 with a full report date of July 28.
Players, coaches and select support staff members are tested daily for the first two weeks of training camp. The players union and NFL owners agreed to review the numbers after the first two weeks and then determine whether to continue daily tests or decrease the frequency.
The NFLPA reported a total of 107 positive cases during the offseason.
As of Thursday morning, 59 players had opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns of subjecting themselves or family members to the risk of coronavirus. The deadline for opting out is 4 p.m. Thursday. The owners and players union have agreed to allow for some concessions for players in special cases to opt out beyond Thursday’s deadline, however.