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Premier League Records One Positive Covid-19  Case In Latest Round Of Testing

Premier League Records One Positive Covid-19  Case In Latest Round Of Testing

The Premier League has recorded just one positive coronavirus case from 1,197 samples of players and coaches in the latest round ( fifth round) of testing before the 2019/20 season resumes, the  Mirror reports.

The news takes the number of positive cases to 13 from 5,079 tests across all 20 Premier League clubs since testing began, with plans still being made to restart the campaign with two fixtures scheduled for June 17.

The unnamed individual who has tested positive for coronavirus will now be forced to self-isolate for a period of seven days.

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Although training and preparation for matches will continue at their club.

Aston Villa will face Sheffield United in the first match when the season can resume on June 17, with Manchester City versus Arsenal due to take place later that evening.

The fifth round of testing saw the Premier League record more tests than at any point in their Project Restart process thus far, up from 1,130 in round four.

Matches in the current campaign are set to resume behind closed doors, but Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has stated that he is hopeful that fans could return to stadiums soon.

“No one knows when matches will move away from the behind-closed-doors model and it is right to have contingency plans in place, but there is optimism at the Premier League and at clubs that we will see fans back in the stadiums next season and it may happen on a phased basis,” Masters told Sky Sports News.

“Hopefully it will be a huge morale boost and that is what we’ve been working towards.

“We’ve got some incredible fans in this country and we all know the Premier League as we know and love it won’t be fully back until we have fans back through the turnstiles.”

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