After shutting down workouts, UH avoids serious COVID-19 outbreaks, public records show

By Joseph Duarte
Houston Chronicle
Originally published Nov. 12, 2020

The University of Houston athletic department has avoided any serious outbreaks of the novel coronavirus since temporarily halting voluntary summer workouts in June, test results provided to the Houston Chronicle show.

During a nearly three-month span from July 30 to Oct. 22, the athletic department reported 26 positive cases out of 5,453 tests administered — a positivity rate of .005 percent — for 14 varsity sports, according to data obtained through an open-records request.

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