Covid outbreak in women’s football with 32 positive tests in a week


Women’s football in England has seen a dramatic spike in coronavirus infections with 32 positives after tests on 864 players and club staff in the top two leagues.

It is the highest number of Covid-19 cases announced by the Football Association from weekly tests at clubs in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship – more than in the previous seven weeks combined.

The larger number of positives – almost 4% of those tested – comes amid concerns about a new variant strain of Covid-19 spreading in England. 

The previous highest number of positives announced by the FA in a single week was 10 team cases detected between 19 October and 25 October.

Teams are now on a winter break until next month after playing their last games on Sunday. 

Chelsea’s game against Tottenham was postponed last weekend due to an outbreak within the WSL champion’s squad. 

AP

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