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Several people within Indianapolis Colts organization test positive for COVID-19; played Browns on Sunday

The Indianapolis Colts have closed their practice facility after multiple members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts updated their coronavirus testing results late Friday morning after an earlier alert that several people within the organization had tested positive for COVID-19. 

The team said re-tests came back negative.

"Earlier this morning, we were informed that four individuals within the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The four positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative," the team said in an updated statement.

The team plans to reopen its 56th Street practice facility Friday afternoon "under the league’s intensive protocol."

Preparation for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati will resume after team members working remotely Friday morning.

The Colts (3-2) are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals (1-3-1) Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.

During Thursday's COVID-19 update, Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine said capacity at the Colts game on Sunday will remain at 12,500 people. So far, there are no plans to bump it up to 15,000 people. 

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