The English Premier League Covid-19 Cases has now increased with 40 new positive results in the latest round of testing, MySportDab reports.
The latest results in the Premier League come amid rise in coronavirus cases across the UK.
On Monday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown to keep the mutant Covid im contract.
Last week, The Premier League announced 18 positive results after the tests across all clubs.
Now, The Premier League has decided to carry out tests twice per week.
Between December 28 and December 31, 1,311 players and club staffs across the Premier League were tested for Covid.
There were 28 new positive tests from the tests.
Between January 1 and January 3, 984 people across Premier League clubs were tested and were 12 new positive cases.
A Premier League Covid-19 Cases statement read: ‘With low positive test results across clubs, the League remains confident with its COVID-19 protocols, backed by the Government, to enable matches to be played. Any Player or club staff to test positive must self-isolate for 10 days without any contact.’
During the recent round of testing, three Premier League matches were postponed due to high positive cases at two clubs.
Fulham’s games against Burnley and Tottenham were postponed due to an outbreak in the squad.
Manchester City’s game at Everton was also postponed due to the virus spread.
Premier League players have been criticised after some went against coronavirus restriction rules which resulted in matches being suspended.
Players at West Ham, Fulham, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City attended different parties over the festive period.
Tottenham players Reguilon, Erik Lamela, and Lo Celso were seen at a Christmas party with West Ham player Manuel Lanzini.
However, none of England’s football’s governing bodies are prepared to take action against the players breaking the rules.