Premier League Announces 36 New Positive Tests

English Premier League Record More Covid-19 Cases

According to the last updated from coronavirus in the English Premier League, as at the 11th of January 2021 they have recorded a total of 36 new cases.

Reports from the Premier League says 36 players and club staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. This was made known during their latest rounds of testing for Covid-19.

The league conducted a total of 2,593 tests across two rounds over the past week. Between 4th and 7th of January there were 27 new positive tests and nine more were found during testing between 8 and 10 January.

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The number has slight decrease on the 40 positive tests following last week’s rounds of testing. The news comes on the day Tottenham’s Premier League match at Aston Villa was postponed due to the coronavirus cases in the Villa camp.

Also, is coming after Scottish football below the Championship was suspended for three weeks from midnight because of the rising number of cases.

Last week, Villa manager Dean Smith and his first-team squad had to isolate and their training ground was closed following 14 positive tests at the club. They had to field their academy players in their FA Cup clash against Liverpool which ended 4-1 in favor of Liverpool.

There has been a sharp surge in cases during the past two weeks. Last week’s total of 40 was more than double the number of the previous week, while the total of 76 since 28 December is higher than the total positive cases from the previous six rounds combined.

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