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Report: Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Browns Organization Believed To Be Caused By Community Spread, Not Outbreak At Facility Ahead Of Steelers Game

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH/CLEVELAND (KDKA) -- The Cleveland Browns made headlines multiple times in the last week after continually closing and reopening their facility as more members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.

Currently, the facility is still closed after an announcement was made Saturday morning.

However, a report from an NFL Network reporter says that NFL medical experts believe the positive tests have been caused by community spread of the virus, not a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.


On Sunday, the Browns reported no new positive tests according to sources, and the team has no new players to their COVID-19/Reserve list this morning ahead of their scheduled game against the Steelers.

The Steelers placed Joe Haden, Eric Ebron, and Cassius Marshon their COVID-19/Reserve list on Saturday.

With the Steelers set to face Browns as well as 15 other games reportedly still set to be played today, the NFL will have not canceled a single game in the 2020 regular season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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