Six positive tests in Premier League testing

The Premier League has confirmed six positive coronavirus tests among players and staff in its latest round of testing.

A total of 1,549 players and club staff members were tested between December 7-13, the six people who have tested positive are self-isolating.

It’s a fall from last week’s tally of 14 positive tests, with the majority of the testing between November 30- December 6 believed to have come from Newcastle United which led to their match at Aston Villa on December 4 being postponed.

It’s the lowest total of positive tests in a week’s round of Premier League testing since November 9.

A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 7 December and Sunday 13 December, 1,549 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were six new positive tests.

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

“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.”

Previous Premier League test results

  • Round 1: 31 Aug-6 Sep – 1,605 tested, with three testing positive.
  • Round 2: 7-13 Sep – 2,131 tested, with four testing positive.
  • Round 3: 14-20 Sep – 1,574 tested, with three testing positive.
  • Round 4: 21-27 Sep – 1,595 tested, with 10 testing positive.
  • Round 5: 28 Sep-4 Oct – 1,587 tested, with nine testing positive.
  • Round 6: 5-11 Oct – 1,128 tested, with five testing positive.
  • Round 7: 12-18 Oct – 1,575 tested, with eight testing positive.
  • Round 8: 19-25 Oct – 1,609 tested, with two testing positive.
  • Round 9: 26 Oct-1 Nov – 1,446 tested, with four testing positive.
  • Round 10: 2-8 Nov – 1,646 tested, with four testing positive.
  • Round 11: 9-15 Nov – 1,207 tested, with 16 testing positive.
  • Round 12: 16-22 Nov – 1,530 tested, with eight testing positive.
  • Round 13: 23-29 Nov – 1,381 tested, with 10 testing positive.
  • Round 14: 30 Nov-6 Dec – 1,483 tested with 14 testing positive.
  • Round 15: 7-13 Dec – 1,549 testing positive with six testing positive.

Source : Sky Sports