High School Football Player Hospitalized With COVID-19

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A high school football player in Louisiana has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a case that some say may highlight the risks involved in returning to the field and court during a pandemic.   

Jacob Lemaire is an offensive lineman at Teurlings Catholic High School in Lafayette. He was hospitalized, along with his brother, after developing pneumonia following a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Tricia Lemaire, Jacob’s mother, told USA Today that Jacob "is still on oxygen but he's doing really well." Jacob's older brother, Mark, is on a ventilator.

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