Cam Newton and Jordan Ta'amu Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

Author: Sonali


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There was an absolute swarm of criticism coming from everyone after the NFL allowed the Kansas City Chiefs & the New England Patriots to continue playing on Monday even after Jordan Ta'amu & Cam Newton tested positive for coronavirus. With another member of the Patriots testing positive for coronavirus, the NFL will face more criticism. Per the latest reports, Stephon Gilmore, Patriots cornerback has tested positive for coronavirus. After this report, the Patriots did not practice on October 7, and the game they were to play against the Denver Broncos looks like being in jeopardy. 

What led to these positive tests?

Per the reports, Gilmore had come in contact with Newton. This makes out that it is not any surprise to find that Gilmore tested positive for coronavirus. After the last game on Monday, there are concerns over the health of Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback who has come in contact with Gilmore. 

After the star player, Stephon Gilmore was found positive during the coronavirus test, the practice session of the New England Patriots got canceled, which was scheduled to be played on October 7. After Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19 while playing against Kansas City Chiefs, he went through additional tests to confirm the previous results. The announcement from the Patriots canceling the practice came in without giving any details of the same.

New England’s game at Kansas City.

Originally, the game was to be played on October 4, which was pushed to October 5, Monday due to the coronavirus positive cases inside both the teams. In a Week Five matchup, the Patriots will be rescheduling to host the Denver Broncos. After many of the Titans players & personnel tested positive for coronavirus, the game which was to be played between the Pittsburgh Steelers & Tennessee was postponed until October 25. Per the resorts, since this postponement came in, two more Titans players were tested positive for coronavirus. Quarterback Jordan Ta'amu & Cam Newton from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad & New England Patriots star have tested positive respectively, which has led to the postponement of the game. 

In an official announcement, the National Football League clarified that it is the positive cases of Ta'amu & Newton that led to the postponement of the game. After this, the Patriots have been doing testing on a regular basis and in huge numbers. 

In an official statement, the Patriots announced Newton's diagnosis, however, he did not announce his name directly. After the announcement of Patriots players being tested positive for coronavirus, the player itself entered into self-quarantine. Other players, staff & coaches who have come in close contact with the affected players went through the point of care tests, which came out to be negative. 

In a statement, the New England Patriots said, “'We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and the game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of the highest priority.” 


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