Football: Eight positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests


Posted at Nov 24 2020 09:28 AM

General view of Nike Flight balls inside the stadium before the match. Alex Pantling, Reuters.

LONDON - The Premier League said on Monday that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

"The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 16 November and Sunday 22 November, 1,530 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19," the league said in a statement.

A total of 76 people have tested positive for the virus in 12 rounds of testing this season.

There have been more than 1.5 million COVID-19 infections and over 55,000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally. 

(Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Sam Holmes)