This marks a slight drop from the season high of 40 positive cases that were revealed in last week’s results – the first in which players and staff from all 20 clubs were tested twice a week.
“The Premier League can now [January 11] confirm that between Monday January 4 and Sunday January 10, in two rounds of tests, 2,593 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Among these, there were 36 new positive tests, “reads a statement from the Premier League.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
“The Premier League provides this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details regarding clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and the results will be made public on a weekly basis. ”
Five matches have been called off due to coronavirus cases this season after Tottenham’s planned trip to face Aston Villa was postponed on Monday after an outbreak in Villa’s squad.
Newcastle’s game at Aston Villa on December 4 was the first to be postponed due to several Covid-19 positives among Steve Bruce’s team and backstage staff.
Over the holiday season, Everton vs Manchester City on December 28, Tottenham vs Fulham on December 30 and Burnley vs Fulham on January 3 have all been forced to be postponed amid coronavirus outbreaks in City and Fulham.
Tottenham will now host Fulham on Wednesday in a revamped clash after Villa postponed.
The Premier League has not raised the possibility of a cutout for the season despite the growing number of positive cases.
Over the past week a number of Premier League players, including Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, Tottenham trio Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon, and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini have been reminded of their responsibilities regarding coronavirus protocols after breaking festival period rules.
However, the FA will not charge any player for breaking the coronavirus rules during the holiday season, while the Premier League will leave it up to individual clubs to discipline those involved.
England’s national football governing body insists that protocols and compliance are determined by the respective league rules, so any breaches would fall under their jurisdiction.
Results of previous Premier League tests
- Tour 1: August 31-September 6 – 1605 tested, with Three positive test.
- 2ème round: September 7-13 – 2131 tested, with four positive test.
- 3e tour: September 14-20 – 1574 tested, with Three positive test.
- Tour 4: September 21-27 – 1595 tested, with dix positive test.
- Tour 5: September 28-October 4 – 1587 tested, with new positive test.
- Tour 6: October 5-11 – 1128 tested, with five positive test.
- Tour 7: 12-18 October – 1575 tested, with eight positive test.
- Round 8: October 19-25 – 1609 tested, with of them positive test.
- Round 9: October 26-November 1 – 1446 tested, with four positive test.
- Round 10: 2-8 November – 1646 tested, with four positive test.
- Round 11: November 9-15 – 1207 tested, with 16 positive test.
- Round 12: November 16-22 – 1530 tested, with eight positive test.
- Round 13: 23-29 November – 1381 tested, with dix positive test.
- Round 14: November 30-December 6 – 1,483 tested with 14 positive test.
- Tour 15: December 7-13 – 1549 tested with six positive test.
- Tour 16: December 14-20 – 1569 tested with Sept positive test.
- Round 17: December 21-27 – 1479 tested with 18 positive test.
- Round 18: December 28-January 3 – 2295 tests with 40 positive test.
- Round 19: January 4-10 – 2593 tests with 36 positive test.