The latest round of coronavirus testing includes a new positive case, reported Premier League.
The results were from the seventh round which was conducted on Monday and Tuesday, wherein 1213 players and club personnel were tested.
According to Sky Sports, COVID-19’s first six rounds of testing returned 13 positives and 6,261 negatives.
As Aston Villa plays Sheffield United and Manchester City face Arsenal on June 17th, top-flight action in England is scheduled to resume.
On Tuesday at the last minute, Manchester United was forced to cancel a friendly with Stoke after Michael O’Neill, manager of the Championship side, tested positive for COVID-19.
The sides had to meet at the Carrington Training Center in United, but when the Northern Irishman tested positive the match was immediately dropped without kicking a ball, with United insisting that none of their squad came into contact with him.
‘Cautious optimism is how all of these test results have been viewed because they have to analyzed individually and collectively.’
‘But out of 7,487 tests conducted there have been 14 positive returns, that’s roughly 0.2 percent, so an encouraging sign again.’
‘Given the return of the Premier League is a week away, having just two positives from the previous four rounds of testing will be taken with great heart, not only by the Premier League but by Public Health England and the government.’
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