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MM 7.23: University of Maryland releases latest COVID-19 testing results

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Cole Field House at the University of Maryland dedication Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The University of Maryland announced its latest round of coronavirus testing results for athletes as well as numbers from the campus community on Wednesday.

The athletics department conducted 185 tests from July 14-15 that yielded a total of three positive results, according to a statement. Since athletes returned in June, Maryland athletics has conducted 545 tests and had 12 positive results among student-athletes and staff.

With the latest results, Maryland football has resumed voluntary, individual training for student-athletes.

The university also held a free testing event for members of its community from July 14-15 at Maryland Stadium, which served as a pilot program as the school prepares to offers tests for those returning to campus next month.

Out of 1,443 tests, 260 were administered to faculty, 655 to staff and 528 to students. These tests — which were turned around in 72 hours — included 15 positive results. While the campus is operating at a reduced capacity, the positivity rate of 1.04 percent within the community stands significantly less than the state positivity rate of 3.8 percent.

“I am encouraged by the testing results as we move forward with the preventive actions and initiatives taken by the university to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19 t our employees and our students,” University of Maryland President Darryll Pines said in a statement. “Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of every campus citizen.”

In other news

Mike profiled senior running back Tayon Fleet-Davis Wednesday as we continue our Maryland football season preview series.

Lila and Matt interviewed former Terp and NFL safety Madieu Williams on the latest ouTTakes Podcast released Wednesday.

Maryland football made the top-four for JUCO running back JD Martin.

Former Maryland football running back LaMont Jordan and Mike Locksley share a bond that’s lasted from his playing days in College Park through his retirement.

Maryland football dropped some Ty Johnson wallpapers.

Maryland men’s basketball shared a photo of Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith back when they were teammates in College Park.

Maryland women’s basketball has released episode 5 of “The Program”, in which Director of Scouting Sean Ehlbeck breaks down how the Terps’ wings play an important role in the team’s success.

Former Maryland lacrosse attack Colin Heacock is one of several Terps competing in the MLL right now, reigniting the special bond these players developed in College Park.

Former Maryland lacrosse midfielder Nick Manis was making plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Wednesday night.