Premier League release latest Covid-19 test results

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The Premier League have been releasing the numbers weekly for the Covid-19 tests they have been running across the league with every team.

Sky Sports are reporting that today’s numbers are some of the highest yet with last week being the peak with the most positive tests returned. 40 players and club staff returned positive tests last week with just 36 returning positives this week.

In the latest Premier League statement released they revealed that

β€œThe Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 4 January and Sunday 10 January, across two rounds of testing, 2,593 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were 36 new positive tests,”

β€œPlayers or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

The Premier League refuses to name players, staff or club involved for privacy reasons but there has been outbreaks at multiple clubs so far this season. The first game to be postponed due to a club outbreak was on the 4th of December as Newcastle saw a major spike in positive tests and players and staff were forced to self isolate.

Fulham has also had multiple games postponed due to an outbreak at the club with Manchester City having one of their games postponed due to players returning positive test results on Christmas Day. The Premier League refuses to stop the league even with the recent rise in cases and increased lockdown rules inside England.

Do you think they will change their mind anytime soon?

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