Gators see virus spike in all athletics; 6 in soccer

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The Florida Gators’ athletic division reported 61 new optimistic COVID-19 circumstances Tuesday, together with six for the soccer staff just a bit greater than every week earlier than its season opener at Ole Miss.The spike in infections coincided with the return of pupil to campus and the beginning of courses.The Gators ceased actions with the varsity’s lacrosse and baseball applications as a consequence of dozens of optimistic outcomes. Lacrosse reported 31 coronavirus circumstances, and baseball had 15.The ladies’s soccer staff had three circumstances, resulting in the cancellation of Saturday’s season opener at Missouri. A number of gamers have been quarantined due to contact tracing with contaminated teammates.Florida carried out 230 exams in September on soccer gamers, yielding seven optimistic circumstances.Soccer coach Dan Mullen mentioned Monday he was happy with how his gamers have averted publicity to the virus. The staff had 21 optimistic circumstances as soon as gamers returned to campus in late Could, nevertheless it did not have a single optimistic in August.Mullen credited his gamers. He mentioned anytime 50,000 college students are on campus “you are going to have a spike. Our guys, now we have a minor one.”

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