Premier League confirms positive case in latest COVID-19 tests

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Premier League confirms one positive case in latest COVID-19 tests

The Premier League said that there was one positive result from the latest round of COVID-19 tests of players and staff conducted last week, taking the total number of cases to 19 since testing began last month.

The English top flight restarted its season earlier this month after a 100-day hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the FA Cup quarter-final ties — which featured eight Premier League teams — were played over the weekend.

“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 22 June and Sunday 28 June, 2,250 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one person has tested positive,” the league said in a statement.

“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of seven days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.”

“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.”

Results from each round of testing are announced every Monday due to match scheduling, but clubs will continue to test players and staff twice a week. Testing will continue throughout the remainder of this season.

Since players returned to contact training last month, tests have been carried out since May 17 and the league has conducted 11 rounds of testing so far.

Premier League COVID-19 testing record

Round 1: 17-18 May – 748 tested, with six testing positive from three clubs.
Round 2: 19-22 May – 996 tested, with two testing positive from two clubs.
Round 3: 25-26 May – 1,008 tested, with four testing positive from two clubs.
Round 4: 28-29 May – 1,130 tested, with zero testing positive.
Round 5: 1-2 June – 1,197 tested, with one testing positive.
Round 6: 4-5 June – 1,195 tested, with zero testing positive.
Round 7: 8-9 June – 1,213 tested, with one testing positive.
Round 8: 11-12 June – 1,200 tested, with two testing positive from two clubs.
Round 9: 15-16 June – 1,541 tested, with one testing positive.
Round 10: 17-21 June – 1,829 tested, with one testing positive                              Round 11: 22-28 June – 2,250 tested, with one testing positive.

 

Chidi Nwoke.

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