RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -A new study suggests taking part in high school sports is not linked to an increased risk of COVID-19.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health tracked coronavirus cases at 207 schools that had restarted athletics. More than 30,000 student-athletes were tracked in September and October. They took part in 16,000 practices and 4,000 competitive events.
Results showed players had a lower rate of infection than teenagers overall. The study also found none of the sports studied had a higher rate of transmission than the overall teenage population.
The most common source of infection for players was in their own home where 55% of all infections occurred. 40.7% of cases resulted from community contact not associated with school or school activities.
You can see the entire study here.
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