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Saints confirm 8 positive COVID-19 tests

The Saints have eight positive COVID-19 cases – six offensive coaches, one nutritionist, and one player – confirmed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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Earlier, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported five assistant coaches from the Saints who tested positive for COVID-19 were all vaccinated.

Sean Payton also confirmed his entire coaching staff received COVID-19 vaccinations before the start of the regular season.

New Orleans plays in Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 19, for an NFC South match.


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In March of 2020, Saints head coach Sean Payton was the first prominent NFL figure to be infected with COVID-19.  He openly chronicled his battle and became a proponent for the COVID-19 vaccinations.

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