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2 more Edmonton Elks players positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 14 since B.C. game

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WATCH (Aug. 24): The Edmonton Elks confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in their locker room Tuesday, pushing up the number of positive players to 11. Breanna Karstens-Smith reports – Aug 24, 2021

A total of 14 Edmonton Elks players have tested positive for COVID-19 since the team’s game in B.C. on Aug. 19.

The team announced Thursday that two additional players had tested positive.

Read more: Edmonton Elks confirm 1 more positive COVID-19 case

The Elks game against the Toronto Argonauts scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed and the entire Elks facility has been shut down for seven days.

All Tier 1 players, coaches and staff remain in isolation at home and are being tested daily, the team said.

Read more: Edmonton Elks game postponed after players test positive for COVID-19

The CFL said the team will not practice or travel until chief medical officers and public health officials have assured the league it is safe to do so.

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The league also said the Elks are below the 85 per cent threshold that allows players additional freedoms under the league’s COVID-19 protocols.

On Monday, President and CEO Chris Presson said the Elks had the third lowest vaccination rate in the league’s nine teams.

The Elks have promised updates every 48 hours and will hold a news conference on Friday.

There have been 17 COVID-19 cases related to the organization since the season began.

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