Premier League: Record 103 New Covid Cases Announced

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According to recent numbers, a total of 103 Premier League players and staff tested positive for Covid in the seven days leading up to and including December 26.

The previous weekly league record, set a week ago, was 90 cases.

Between December 20 and December 26, a total of 15,186 tests were conducted as the Premier League started daily testing of players and staff.

So far in December, coronavirus outbreaks have forced the cancellation of fifteen English top-flight games.

“The Premier League’s Covid-19 emergency measures include protocols such as wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing, limiting treatment time, as well as increased testing,” according to a statement from the league.

“The league is continuing to work with clubs to keep people safe by helping mitigate the risks of Covid-19 within their squads. We are also liaising closely with the government, local authorities and supporter groups, while being responsive to any future changes to national or local guidance.”

Source: BBC Sport

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