Bingham Football Game Against Weber Canceled After Miner Players Test Positive For COVID-19
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Bingham High School’s upcoming game against the Weber Warriors has been canceled after multiple Miner football players tested positive for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Jordan School District spokesperson Sandy Riesgraf confirmed that three players tested positive for the virus.
The Miners were scheduled to host the Warriors in South Jordan on Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. (MDT).
Bingham was ranked No. 2 in the state of Utah in the Preseason KSLSports.com Game Night Live Top 20 rankings.
As of August 12, the state of Utah had reported 45,090 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 581,209 people tested. 2,696 people in Utah have been hospitalized and 351 individuals have died because of the virus.
Salt Lake County, the county in which Bingham High is located, has accounted for 21,034 cases of the coronavirus disease, including 1,371 hospitalizations and 202 deaths.
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