Premier League confirm one new positive coronavirus result after 1,213 more tests on players and staff



Premier League confirm one new positive coronavirus result after 1,213 more tests on players and staff

The Premier League have confirmed one more positive test from the latest round of coronavirus testing.

1,213 players and members of club staff from across the 20 top-flight clubs were tested across Monday (June 8) and Tuesday (June 9) as part of the seventh round of the League's centralised testing programme.

The one positive finding means there have now been a total of 14 positive results from 7,487 total tests conducted across Premier League clubs so far, a percentage of just 0.18.

"The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 8 June and Tuesday 9 June, 1,213 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19," the Premier League said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Of these, one has tested positive. 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."

With just a week remaining until the Premier League resumes, Manchester United cancelled a friendly with Championship outfit Stoke City on Tuesday after Potters manager Michael O'Neill tested positive for Covid-19.

The two sides followed strict safety protocols, however, and never came into contact with each other.
The first round of Premier League testing (May 17-18) saw six positive tests from a total of 748 across three clubs, with the second (May 19-22) resulting in two positives from two clubs after a further 996 tests.

Round three (May 25-26) saw four positive results across two clubs after a further 1,008 tests, while round four (May 28-29) led to no positive results from 1,130 tests and the fifth round of testing (June 1-2) produced only one positive result from an unnamed person at Tottenham Hotspur.
Round six (June 4-5) showed no positive tests after 1,195 more tests were conducted.

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