EPL Confirms One COVID-19 Case After Latest Round Of Testing

Premier League Positive COVID

The Premier League has confirmed it has received one positive test for coronavirus after the 11th round of mass testing.

The latest batch of tests is the second to take place since the Premier League restarted on June 17.

A statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday, June 22 and Sunday, June 28, 2,250 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one person has tested positive.

“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 schedule, but clubs will continue to test players and staff twice a week. Testing will continue throughout the remainder of this season.

A total of 19 people have tested positive out of 14,307 tests overall [0.13 per cent] since the Premier League started mass testing all players and staff in May.

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

SOURCE: Sky Sports | Premier League