Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Eight people test positive for Covid-19 in latest Premier League test


The Premier League said on Monday that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of Covid-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

"The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday, 16 November and Sunday, 22 November, 1 530 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19," the league said in a statement.

A total of 76 people have tested positive for the virus in 12 rounds of testing this season.

There have been more than 1.5 million Covid-19 infections and over 55 000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally.


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