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Ravens report more positive coronavirus tests following game postponement: report

Ravens report more positive coronavirus tests following game postponement: report
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The Baltimore Ravens have reported more positive coronavirus tests after postponing their Thanksgiving game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN.  

The source told the news outlet that one player, one position coach and one staff member all tested positive on Wednesday, adding to the outbreak that led to the game getting postponed. 

The NFL postponed the Ravens-Steelers game to Sunday on Wednesday after several players and staff members were placed on the league’s COVID-19 reserve list — a designation for players or team employees who have either tested positive or been identified as “high risk” for spreading the virus due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. 

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The outbreak started after Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans when it was discovered that running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram had tested positive, according to ESPN. Nose tackle Brandon Williams was later designated as a “high risk” contact. 

Seven players on the Ravens have tested positive for COVID-19 or been identified as close contacts, ESPN notes. Members of the team’s coaching staff and support staff have also contracted the virus. 

Several NFL games this season have been forced into postponement or cancellation due to public health concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.