Premier League registers further drop in number of covid positive tests

January 26 – The English Premier League has confirmed eight positive coronavirus cases were recorded in the latest batch of testing – half the number recorded last week.

The results were taken across two rounds of testing of 2,518 players and club staff – and represent another decrease in positives since the season-high 40 between December 28 and January 3.

Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

In total, the Premier League has recorded 231 positive results out of 36,615 tests this season (0.6 per cent) but having said that, six top-flight matches have been called off due to coronavirus cases.

The Premier League, along with the Football Association and the English Football League, recently released a joint statement reiterating the importance of following newly enhanced Covid-19 measures and have already begun rescheduling fixtures.

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