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XFL Player Tests Positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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As reported on various news outlets, an unidentified XFL player has tested positive for coronavirus, the league confirmed on Saturday.

The league states that the player, who is a member of the Seattle Dragons, reported symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and was placed immediately in quarantine, where he has remained since.

The player received the COVID-19 test “as soon as possible” and then the results of the test on Friday.

According to the league, since they can choose not to identify at this time, it has only mentioned that the player participating in Seattle’s previous two games against Houston and St. Louis but was asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) at the time.


“The league is alerting players, staff, vendors, and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks, and BattleHawks,” the XFL said in a statement on Saturday. “The XFL is monitoring the situation closely and taking every measure necessary in accordance with recommendations set forth by the CDC.”


The Seattle area has been one of the most-affected states in the United States. Washington state had the first known case in the U.S. and has the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the country.

So far, this is the only player known to the league to have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon.

The XFL suspended league operations entirely earlier in the week. At the time of the initial press release, all XFL players will be paid their base pay and benefits through the regular season, and all XFL ticket holders will be issued refunds or credit toward future games.

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