Premier League: Another positive case from latest round of COVID-19 tests takes confirmed cases to 18 since training resumption

Since 17 May, when players returned to contact training, COVID-19 tests have been carried out twice a week and the league has conducted 10 rounds of testing so far.

Reuters June 23, 2020 14:01:48 IST
Premier League: Another positive case from latest round of COVID-19 tests takes confirmed cases to 18 since training resumption

The Premier League said on Monday that there was one more positive result from the latest round of COVID-19 tests of players and staff conducted last week, taking the total number of cases to 18 since testing began last month.

Premier League Another positive case from latest round of COVID19 tests takes confirmed cases to 18 since training resumption

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The English top-flight restarted its season last week after a 100-day hiatus due to the pandemic.

"The Premier League can today confirm that between Wednesday 17 June and Sunday 21 June, 1,829 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 ," it said in a statement here "Of these, one person has tested positive."

The league did not reveal the club or the name of the individual who tested positive.

Since 17 May, when players returned to contact training, tests have been carried out twice a week and the league has conducted 10 rounds of testing so far.

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