Sunday 5 July, 2020

Premier League confirms one positive result in latest testing round

Liverpool fan Dillon Parry waves a flag outside Anfield in Liverpool, England, Friday June 26, 2020. Liverpool clinched their first league title since 1990 on Thursday, ending an agonising title drought. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP).

Liverpool fan Dillon Parry waves a flag outside Anfield in Liverpool, England, Friday June 26, 2020. Liverpool clinched their first league title since 1990 on Thursday, ending an agonising title drought. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP).

The English Premier League has confirmed there was one positive coronavirus case in its latest round of testing.

A total of 2,250 players and club staff were tested between June 22 and June 28, the league announced on Monday.

It means there have been 19 positive results from the 14,307 tests carried out since May 17.

The Premier League did not reveal the club or name of the individual who was found to have contracted COVID-19.

England's top-flight returned from a three-month suspension amid the pandemic on June 17.

The Premier League season will finish on July 26, with the FA Cup final scheduled to take place on August 1.

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