(WTNH) — The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos game set for Monday, Oct. 12, has been postponed according to a release from the NFL.

Officials made the decision to postpone in the interest of ensuring the “health and safety of players, coaches, and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,” according to the release.

The decision to postpone this game comes hours after sources initially learned that the game would continue as scheduled.

New England had zero new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday and thought they were in the clear to play Monday.

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If you recall, Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

But, on Sunday morning the Patriots confirmed another positive coronavirus case, bringing the total numbers of cases to four in an eight-day period.

Gillette Stadium and the Patriots’ facilities were shut down Sunday for the third time in 10 days.

A new date and time for the matchup is Sunday, Oct. 18.

As a result of the postponed game, both teams will have a Week 5 bye.