Yesterday, the NFL reported that 95 players in the NFL tested positive for COVID-19, but that number was quickly changed to 59. The number that was reported was all the positive tests across the league including staff, but with only players it is just 59.
That is not bad considering there are 90 players on a roster right now for 32 teams which would be 2,880 players.
According to the NFLPA Union’s COVID-19 Testing Portal, only 59 have tested positive. Anyone can track the number here.
Players in Miami have the highest chance to get the sickness while teams in the North like the Bills, Patriots, Giants and Jets have the least chance to contract the virus at this point.
According to the report, the NFL will be testing players every day for 2 weeks. Many players were concerned about the testing, and as a result, players will receive daily coronavirus tests for the first two weeks of training camp. At that point, test frequency could change depending on whether there are fewer positive tests among teams, per Yahoo Sports.
Jessica Flynn an orthopedic surgeon n Massachusetts estimates that once the NFL gets going, 73,000 total tests per week will be used on pro sports. That is wild and if you look at coaches and players getting tested every day for 14 days, that would be roughly 90 players plus 30 coaches/assistants. So 120 people getting tested every day. The NFL will basically use 53,760 tests over two weeks. That does not include, NBA, NHL, MLS, and MLB. This could be interesting.