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40 New Covid-19 Cases Hit EPL

40 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported, according to Skysport.

The report states that the Premier League confirmed a season-high 40 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in the latest week of testing.

It is the first week of players and club staff being tested twice a week for Covid-19.

Eighteen persons tested positive in last week’s Premier League coronavirus results, which were recorded between December 21-27 and had been the highest total so far.

Everton vs Manchester City on December 28, Tottenham vs Fulham on December 30 and Burnley vs Fulham on January 3 were all forced to be postponed amid coronavirus outbreaks at City and Fulham.

Four matches have been called off because of coronavirus cases this season. Newcastle’s game away at Aston Villa on December 4 was postponed due to multiple Covid-19 positives among Steve Bruce’s squad and backroom staff.

The Premier League has not discussed the possibility of a circuit break for the season despite the growing number of postponed matches.

Over the New Year, a number of Premier League players, including Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, Tottenham trio Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon, and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini. were reminded of their responsibilities concerning coronavirus protocols after breaching the rules over the festive period.

However, the FA will not charge any player for breaking coronavirus rules over the festive period, while the Premier League will leave it to the individual clubs to discipline those involved.

The national governing body for football in England insists protocols and compliance are determined by the respective rules of the leagues, so any breaches would fall under their jurisdiction.

The PFA are in dialogue with the Premier League with regards to player protocols, surrounding coronavirus.

Previous Premier League test results

  • Round 1: 31 Aug-6 Sep – 1,605 tested, with three testing positive.
  • Round 2: 7-13 Sep – 2,131 tested, with four testing positive.
  • Round 3: 14-20 Sep – 1,574 tested, with three testing positive.
  • Round 4: 21-27 Sep – 1,595 tested, with 10 testing positive.
  • Round 5: 28 Sep-4 Oct – 1,587 tested, with nine testing positive.
  • Round 6: 5-11 Oct – 1,128 tested, with five testing positive.
  • Round 7: 12-18 Oct – 1,575 tested, with eight testing positive.
  • Round 8: 19-25 Oct – 1,609 tested, with two testing positive.
  • Round 9: 26 Oct-1 Nov – 1,446 tested, with four testing positive.
  • Round 10: 2-8 Nov – 1,646 tested, with four testing positive.
  • Round 11: 9-15 Nov – 1,207 tested, with 16 testing positive.
  • Round 12: 16-22 Nov – 1,530 tested, with eight testing positive.
  • Round 13: 23-29 Nov – 1,381 tested, with 10 testing positive.
  • Round 14: 30 Nov-6 Dec – 1,483 tested with 14 testing positive.
  • Round 15: 7-13 Dec – 1,549 tested with six testing positive.
  • Round 16: 14-20 Dec – 1,569 tested with seven testing positive.
  • Round 17: 21-27 Dec – 1,479 tested with 18 testing positive.
  • Round 18: 28 Dec – 3 Jan – 2,295 tested with 40 testing positive

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