Six Premier League players and staff members have tested positive for coronavirus after 748 tests were conducted on May 17 and 18. It is believed the confirmed cases come from three clubs.
Premier League teams will test players and staff members twice a week in a bid to get the 2019/20 campaign back underway. It is believed the results come from 19 clubs, with one waiting until yesterday to conduct their checks.
A statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.
“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and oversight.
“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the Premier League due to legal and operational requirements.”