USC athletic department reports zero positives out of 120 coronavirus tests this week

Coach Clay Helton and the USC football team
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

While the coronavirus continues to surge through Southern California, the latest round of testing on USC’s campus yielded some hopeful results.

USC reported zero positive cases out of 120 tests this week, with two weeks remaining until the tentative start of its fall football camp. It’s the first round of testing conducted at USC that’s yielded zero positive tests since athletes began returning to campus in mid-June.

The athletic department has conducted 437 total tests, with seven positives.

Jack Yary was one of USC’s top signings last December, but the Murrieta Valley tight end has left the Trojans to join Washington.

USC entered Phase 3 of its offseason workouts July 13, with incoming freshmen allowed to join the roster. When they’ll be able to move past that phase, with actual physical contact, remains to be seen.