Middle linebacker Fred Warner was all set to start the season. Then he was put in the reserve/COVID-19 quarantine list. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Just when you think you have figured something out . . .

At 10:30 Monday morning, I was writing about how surprising it was that the NFL has been able to keep COVID-19 cases under control. Although there was a spike of nearly 100 players when training camps started, once those players were quarantined and cleared, the virus seemed to be staying down in professional football.

The NFL even put out a press release saying between Aug. 10 and Aug. 20, 58,397 tests were administered and only six positives turned up — none of them players. So apparently the regular season is on. Get ready for the 49ers’ opener in three Sundays.

And that was when I checked my emails and saw a press release from the 49ers saying that linebacker Fred Warner has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He’s either tested positive or been in close contact with someone who has. You have to hope he isn’t infected because he was running all over the practice field a few days ago.

It is just a reminder that this virus — and what to do about it — is tricky.

Two points about the NFL: First, teams are testing like crazy — 58,000+ tests in ten days. And they must be getting the results back quickly. When I was tested, it took a

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