MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A spokesperson for the Shelby County Health Department said Wednesday there are now 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the University of Memphis' athletics programs.
The university says due to privacy concerns, names will not be released and impacted sports will not be identified.
The SCHD spokesperson said there are 42 cases associated with the first cluster and four with a second cluster.
The SCHD spokesperson says the second cluster involves the UofM pom and cheer squad. The spirit teams do not practice on campus and hold practice at a separate facility.
Since June 5, the athletic department says it has conducted more than 3,500 COVID-19 tests. Out of those tests, 81 people tested positive, 46 of those cases are considered active.
On Tuesday, the UofM postponed plans to add more face-to-face instruction next week as the university works with county health officials to prevent the spread of the virus.