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Premier League records upto 40 positive Covid-19 cases in just one week

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Along with the rest of the world, which is currently on a national lockdown, the English top-flight has seen an increase in cases.

40 new cases of Covid-19 among players and club staff were confirmed by the Premier League – by far the highest figure reported in a single week.

At the same time, the league said it was sure its procedures meant that games could continue to be played, with twice-weekly testing of clubs now.

The results for 28 December to 3 January saw a positive improvement from the previous high of 18, which was registered the previous week.

The Premier League reported in a statement that 28 tested positives out of 1,311 tested between 28 December and 31 December, with a further 12 positive out of 984 players and staff who were tested from 1 January to 3 January.

While England has entered a national lockdown, unlike last season, when the tournament went on hold for three months, professional sport is permitted to proceed.

Due to coronavirus outbreaks, the new statistics from league bosses follow the postponement of three matches last week, with Fulham having their matches against Tottenham and Burnley both called off, along with Everton’s Manchester City fixture.

However, after their game against Everton was postponed, Man City were able to play their match against Chelsea days after beating Frank Lampard’s side 3-1 on Sunday despite a number of positive tests among players and employees.

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Meanwhile, Fulham are set to perform QPR in the FA Cup on Saturday and will hope to prevent a third consecutive postponement.

The Premier League said it would press on with the season as planned, despite this impact. For a circuit break, there were calls from those in the game – a time in which clubs could look to keep the virus under control.

However, after their game against Everton was postponed, Man City were able to play their match against Chelsea days after beating Frank Lampard’s side 3-1 on Sunday despite a number of positive tests among players and employees.

Meanwhile, Fulham are set to perform QPR in the FA Cup on Saturday and will hope to prevent a third consecutive postponement.

The Premier League said it would press on with the season as planned, despite this impact. For a circuit break, there were calls from those in the game – a time in which clubs could look to keep the virus under control.

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