North Carolina State pauses all athletic activities

North Carolina State has paused all athletics activities due to a coronavirus cluster within its programs.

The school announced the move Monday evening, though it didn’t specify which programs were impacted by the cluster. In a separate release, the school said that not all of 27 positive cases reported involved athletes.

In a statement, athletics director Boo Corrigan said the school is working to determine “the most responsible path moving forward.”

“Based on the information available to us, we are making the necessary and swift decision to pause athletic-related activities until we have additional information. We will continue to work with all appropriate parties to evaluate the most responsible path moving forward and will provide further details when available.”

In a tweet Monday, athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said the athletics department has conducted 2,053 tests to athletes, coaches and staff with 30 total positives for an infection rate of 1.5%. But those figures include 693 tests and 22 positives in the most recent set of results.

The school also announced two other coronavirus clusters Monday, one involving nine positive cases in a campus residence hall and the second in an off-campus apartment complex with five positive cases involving students.

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