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Michigan standout and former Heisman winner Desmond Howard tests positive for COVID-19

Michigan standout and former Heisman winner Desmond Howard tests positive for COVID-19
Posted at 10:55 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 22:55:23-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan standout and former Heisman winner Desmond Howard posted a video on Twitter Thursday saying he tested positive for the coronavirus.

"Hey @CollegeGameDay fam, ICYMI I announced yesterday during my #WellnessWednesday on IG that I tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. I'm doing okay, but will be doing the show from home this Saturday," the tweet read.

Howard described his symptoms as an itchiness in his throat and a little soreness in his muscles, but no fever, he said thankfully.

He said while he's quarantining he's getting rest and taking plenty of fluids, and taking this illness very seriously.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

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