42 Premier League players and staff were positive for Covid-19 during the week. This is the highest number of such tests in the league in a seven-day span.
This is the highest reported number of cases since January when 40 cases were reported.
2,295 tests were performed during that week. 3,805 tests were completed in the most recent round between 6-12 December.
Brighton, Tottenham and Leicester have confirmed their cases. United’s game against Brentford is in doubt.
After a Covid-19 epidemic at Spurs, Sunday’s Brighton fixture against Tottenham was postponed.
The previous week saw 16 positive tests, which was when there were 3,060.
42 new results were reported, which is 30 more than the 12 positives from 3154 tests between 29 November and 5 December.
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The Premier League instructed clubs on Thursday to return to emergency measures after the introduction of coronavirus rules to England. This included social distancing, wearing masks, and other measures.
Monday’s league statement stated that PCR and lateral flow tests would be more frequent for staff and players.
“We will continue our close collaboration with the government, local authorities, and supporter groups while being responsive to any future modifications to national or local direction.”
Fans will be required to present proof of double vaccinations or a negative test in order to attend sporting events that draw more than 10,000 spectators in England starting Wednesday.This includes Premier League matches.
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