Five positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

Players who tested positive would self-isolate for 10 days.

A total of 34 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in six rounds of testing. - GETTY IMAGES (REPRESENTATIVE)

The Premier League said on Monday that five people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the virus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

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“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 5 October and Sunday 11 October, 1,128 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were five new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statement.

A total of 34 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in six rounds of testing since the new campaign began on September 12.

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