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PSU’s latest COVID test results continue optimistic trend

Penn State released its latest COVID testing numbers Wednesday afternoon, and the results continue to show an optimistic trend.

Penn State conducted 1,302 tests and had three positive results. Five additional tests are pending.

The testing period for these results was from Oct. 3-9.

Big Ten football teams are doing daily testing for COVID, as part of the league’s stringent protocols to combat the virus before there are wide spreads.

In the previous testing period, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, Penn State had three positive results out of 1,211 tests. So this marks the second consecutive week with three positives.

Penn State opens the football season Oct. 24 at Indiana. The Nittany Lions then will be home in week two against Ohio State.

Big Ten teams will play nine games in nine consecutive weeks, so the hope for all teams is that they can avoid COVID outbreaks and be able to play each week, as opposed to having to cancel games.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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