Premier League Confirms One New Positive Coronavirus Case

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The Premier League has confirmed one new coronavirus case from its latest round of testing.

With play in England set to resume in a week after a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, 14 players and staff have been found to be infected with the virus.

The latest round of testing took place on June 8 and 9, with 1,213 players and club staff tested – the most extensive of the seven rounds to date.

“The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 8 June and Tuesday 9 June, 1,213 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one has tested positive,” the Premier League stated.

No details have emerged on the person to be found positive for the virus.

“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing,” the Premier League added

The news comes only 48 hours after Manchester United were forced to cancel a training match against Stoke City after visiting manager Michael O’Neill tested positive for coronavirus.

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