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Bills vs Ravens: Another round of COVID-19 test numbers reported

It was lower than the first week.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Before the Buffalo Bills played the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 1.9 percent of the COVID-19 tests administered came back positive. This time around, they waited until after the game to provide the coronavirus numbers, which came in at 1.4 percent positive, the governor announced Monday.

That’s about 110 of the 7852 tests administered to fans and stadium personnel. Ticket-holders were offered refunds if they tested positive but still had to pay for the test. The testing was mandatory for anyone who wished to attend the divisional round game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fans were required to complete their test at the Bills’ facility and were not allowed to provide their own COVID-19 test or get tested at any other facility if they want to attend the game.

With Saturday being the last game in Orchard Park, there won’t be another need for the testing capacity. Cuomo has said he is going to use the Bills’ system as a model and test run for allowing other business to operate during the pandemic, specifically mentioning theaters and other large gatherings.