Sheffield United confirm multiple positive Covid-19 tests after Man City chaos

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Sheffield United have confirmed that a number of their players have tested positive for coronavirus, just a day after Manchester City were struck by Covid-19.

At least seven City players returned positive results with Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus among them.

And now fellow Premier League side Sheffield United have also seen a number of players test positive.

A Blades club statement read: “Sheffield United can confirm the club recorded a number of positive coronavirus tests after the latest round of testing.

“The individuals who have tested positive have now entered into a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and Government guidelines.”

It is not known which players have returned the positive tests with the Premier League confirming 18 stars across the league have been infected.

Sheffield United’s statement added: “Due to medical confidentiality the club will not be revealing the names of those who have been affected.

“Earlier today, the Premier League confirmed 18 positive coronavirus tests – the highest figure of the season so far.

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“Everyone at Sheffield United would like to extend our best wishes to our colleagues and wish them a speedy recovery.”

Players or club staff who have tested positive must self-isolate for a period of 10 days, in accordance with Premier League rules.

The 18 positive results is the most the league has seen this season, with 1,479 players and club staff having been checked.

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Sheffield United’s clash with Burnley on Tuesday evening is still set to go ahead.

That’s despite Manchester City’s scheduled fixture with Everton on Monday having been postponed following their positive results.

Despite the rise in cases, both the Premier League and EFL are believed to have no plans to pause or suspend the current season.

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