English Premier League reports decline in positive COVID cases
14,250 coronavirus tests administered to players, staff between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, with 94 testing positive, league says
The English Premier League said Monday that 94 people in the country's top-flight football division tested positive for the coronavirus over the past week, marking the first week-on-week decline in two months.
"The League can today confirm that between Monday 27 December 2021 and Sunday 2 January 2022, 14,250 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 94 new positive cases (0.65%). This is the first week-by-week decrease in positive results for eight weeks," it said in a statement.
According to the test results for the Dec. 20-26 period, the league previously confirmed that there were 103 positive cases, which was the highest figure recorded this season.
The Premier League has gone back to emergency measures and has increased the testing of players and club staff to daily.
The measures also include protocols such as wearing face coverings while indoors and observing social distancing.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.