Four more positive coronavirus tests in the Premier League across three clubsby Phil Haigh
There have been four more positive coronavirus tests in the third round of testing in the Premier League, from a pool of 1008 players and staff tested for COVID-19.
The four positive tests came from three clubs, and those that have contracted the virus will now self-isolate for a week.
This takes the total number of positive tests to 12 over the first three rounds of testing, from 2752 tests.
The news comes on the day that Premier League clubs voted unanimously to resume contact training.
Project Restart is continuing into phase two, which will see players ‘train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact,’ according to the league.
The full Premier League statement on the testing read: ‘The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May, 1008 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, four have tested positive from three clubs.
‘Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.
‘Previously, between 19-22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19, of which two tested positive from two clubs. Some 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 on 17-18 May, with six testing positive from three clubs.
‘For the fourth round of testing, the number of tests available to each club will be increased from 50 to 60.
‘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.’
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