Four Premier League players tests positive to COVID-19
Four Premier League players tests positive to COVID-19 following the newest round of tests, it had been announced on Wednesday.
The Premier League added that Monday and Tuesday saw 1 008 players and club staff tested for Covid-19.
Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.
Wednesday’s announcement meant there had been just 12 positive cases from a total of two 752 tests since the Premier League players and club staff started being examined earlier this month.
Last week an unnamed Bournemouth player tested positive, with the south coast club saying his identity wouldn’t be revealed due to medical confidentiality.
Among those that produced positive findings within the first round of testing were Watford’s Adrian Mariappa and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan.
For the fourth round of testing, the amount of tests available to every club are going to be increased from 50 to 60.
The Premier League said it might not reveal specific details regarding clubs or individuals who had returned positive findings.
Earlier on Wednesday, Premier League clubs voted to return to contact training because the English top-flight took a big step towards restarting in June.