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Duke football pauses team activities amid COVID-19 cluster within program

Duke conducted three spring practices prior to the pause.
Duke conducted three spring practices prior to the pause.

Duke has paused team activities amid a COVID-19 "cluster" within the program, according to a Tuesday afternoon release.

A "cluster" is defined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as five or more related cases that are "deemed to be in close proximity of time and location." The release indicated that 10 student-athletes are now in isolation, and that "contact tracers have identified others who may have had close contact" with someone who has tested positive.

The Blue Devils began spring practice Feb. 26 and had conducted three official practices prior to the pause.

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