Premier League records 18 new Covid-19 positives, Blades report fresh cases – football

The Premier (*18*) stated on Tuesday that 18 people examined optimistic for Covid-19, the best variety of cases in per week this season, within the newest spherical of exams, with Sheffield United reporting various fresh cases of their camp.

Since the new season kicked off, 131 people within the English prime flight have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus in 17 rounds of testing. The league performed exams on 1,479 gamers and employees between Dec. 21-27 however didn’t identify the individuals who examined optimistic or their golf equipment however stated they’ll self-isolate for 10 days.

Sheffield United, who’re on account of go to Burnley in a while Tuesday, stated the people who examined optimistic have entered right into a interval of self-isolation, in step with Premier (*18*) and authorities pointers.

On Monday, Manchester City reported quite a few optimistic cases of their squad – days after striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker examined optimistic – forcing the league to postpone their match at Everton. City’s coaching floor was additionally closed as a precaution and their subsequent sport at Chelsea on Sunday is doubtful, with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard saying the match is not going to go forward whether it is unsafe for each groups.

The postponement was the second this season after an outbreak at Newcastle United compelled the league to name off their match at Aston Villa earlier this month. Arsenal additionally stated their Brazilian defender Gabriel had examined optimistic for Covid-19 and wouldn’t be out there for his or her subsequent two matches.

The United Kingdom has recorded greater than 2.3 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and greater than 71,000 deaths. Countries throughout the globe shut their borders to Britain final week on account of fears a couple of extremely infectious new coronavirus pressure.

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