Premier League records 40 new COVID-19 cases, highest in a week

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The Premier League stated on Tuesday that a whole of 40 people examined optimistic for COVID-19, the highest variety of instances in a week this season, in two rounds of checks carried out final week.

Since the new season kicked off, 171 people in the English top-flight have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus in 19 rounds of testing.

The league, which is now conducting checks twice per week, didn’t identify the individuals who examined optimistic however stated they are going to self-isolate for 10 days.

“The Premier League… can today confirm that between Monday 28 December and Thursday 31 December, 1,311 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were 28 new positive tests,” the league stated in a assertion right here.

“Between Friday 1 January and Sunday 3 January, 984 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 and of these, there were 12 new positives.”

Last week, Fulham’s video games at Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur had been referred to as off as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak on the west London membership, whereas Manchester City’s match at Everton was cancelled as a result of recent COVID-19 instances reported on the Etihad membership.

The United Kingdom has recorded greater than 2.7 million confirmed COVID-19 instances and greater than 75,000 deaths, as per a Reuters tally.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on Monday as a result of surging infections in the nation brought on by a new variant of the virus, however the Premier League shall be allowed to proceed.

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