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9 test positive in Premier League recent testing round

 Nine test positive in recent Premier League COVID-19 testing round

Nine other players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the recent Premier League testing round between Monday 28 September and Sunday, 4 October.

The number of positive cases in the Premier League continues to rise as the UK enters a second wave of COVID-19.

“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 28 September and Sunday 4 October, 1,587 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19,” a statement on the league’s official website said.

“Of these, there were nine new positive tests. Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of ten days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

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“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,” it said.

The latest results represent a slight decrease from the previous round of testing, which discovered ten cases in 1,595 tests. However, it’s a noticeable jump from the three or four cases which were being discovered weekly before the season resumed.


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