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36 EPL players, officials contract COVID-19

Thirty-six players and officials tested positive for coronavirus in 20 English Premier League clubs between January 4 and Sunday.

The Premier League said this in a statement on its website on Monday.

EPL noted that a total of 27 of the tests came between January 4 and Thursday, with 10 more coming between Friday and Sunday.

It said 2,593 tests were conducted across the 20 clubs.

The statement read, “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 4 January and Sunday 10 January, across two rounds of testing, 2,593 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.

“Of these, there were 36 new positive tests.

“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

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“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 on a weekly basis.”

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