Premier League reveal 36 positive coronavirus results from latest testing


The Premier League has announced there were 36 positive cases of Covid-19 following the latest round of testing.

The figure is slightly down on last week’s total of 40 positive tests.

The Premier League said in a statement: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday January 4 and Sunday January 10, across two rounds of testing, 2,593 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. 

“Of these, there were 36 new positive tests. Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.”

Aston Villa’s match with Tottenham became the latest fixture to be postponed as they continue to battle with an outbreak that saw 10 first-team players test positive for the virus.

Spurs will now play Fulham on Wednesday instead, a game that had already been postponed, with other matches this weekend also being forced into being rescheduled as a result.

Manchester City, Fulham and Newcastle have also all dealt with significant numbers of positive tests in recent weeks.

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