Forty-two cases of Kovid, a new record for the English Championship, was announced by the Premier League on Monday, 13 December. This is the first time that the number of positive cases is so high since the test results were published in May 2020.
“Between Monday 6 December and Sunday 12 December, 3,805 tests were conducted among players and staff members. Of those, 42 new tests came back positive.”, the Premier League said in a statement.
Last week only a dozen cases were reported, but since then the Covid outbreak has appeared in a number of top clubs, including Manchester United.
The league has already called on clubs to reinstate health measures such as wearing masks and social distancing, as the UK recently imposed new restrictions. The UK currently has around 50,000 daily infections and is facingone omicron tidal wave“, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Last week, Tottenham reported thirteen cases among their players and staff, resulting in the cancellation of a Europa League conference game against Rennes and then a trip to Brighton in the league.
Manchester United was also affected and had to close its training center for 24 hours. His Brentford game scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 13, 2021
Leicester traveled to Napoli in the Europa League last week, with seven players absent because they were infected with the coronavirus or had symptoms that did not prevent them from crushing Newcastle 4-0 on Sunday.
Other clubs including Norwich and Aston Villa have also reported several positive cases in their squad.
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