There is one positive test for coronavirus in the Premier League after the tenth round of testing. 1,829 players and club staff were tested. No club or player has to come forward to disclose where exactly this case is.
Premier League Confirms One Positive Test for Coronavirus in Latest Round of Testing
Tenth Round of Testing
Sky Sports News’ Bryan Swanson reports there have now been 18 positive results out of 12,000 tests. This means there a percentage of 0.14% positive results overall in the Premier League.
He adds that clubs will continue to have two tests a week. The Premier League will only publish tests each Monday, due to teams having different training schedules.
These figures seem to indicate that the virus is mostly in control. There are still positive tests, though.
But, the Premier League has restarted properly and for the moment this is part of a downward trend in the data for positive tests.
For example, Round 1 yielded six positive results out of 748 tests. Between Round 4 and Round 7 there were either one or zero positive cases. Round 8 had two positive tests before it fell once more to just one in Round 9.
It will be interesting to see if this trend persists as the Premier League continues. After all, these are the first tests after teams have returned to action. For now, though, with all the protocols in place, it seems as though the situation is under control.
Full list of previous test results:
Round 1: 17-18 May – 748 tested, with six testing positive from three clubs.
Round 2: 19-22 May – 996 tested, with two testing positive from two clubs.
Round 3: 25-26 May – 1,008 tested, with four testing positive from two clubs.
Round 4: 28-29 May – 1,130 tested, with zero testing positive.
Round 5: 1-2 June – 1,197 tested, with one testing positive.
Round 6: 4-5 June – 1,195 tested, with zero testing positive.
Round 7: 8-9 June – 1,213 tested, with one testing positive.
Round 8: 11-12 June – 1,200 tested, with two testing positive from two clubs.
Round 9: 15-16 June – 1,541 tested, with one testing positive.