Premier League Clubs Records Six Positive COVID-19 Cases
Six positive cases for coronavirus have been discovered at three Premier League clubs after players and staff were tested ahead of a come back to training, England’s top-flight said on Tuesday.
“The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19,” the league said in a statement.
“Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.”
No details is make known over which individuals or clubs recorded the cases.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days,” added the league’s statement.
Premier League clubs began returning to their various training grounds in small groups on Tuesday after protocols on safety procedures were signed off on Monday.
*The number of positive cases represents just 0.8 per cent of those tested and is consistent with similar widespread testing conducted by other major leagues hoping to complete the season.*
Germany’s top two divisions confirmed 10 positive cases out of 1,724 tests two weeks ago ahead of their return to training last weekend.