Premier League confirms 9 new COVID-19 cases

The Premier League has confirmed that nine new cases have been discovered in the latest round of COVID-19 testing.

As the UK enters a second wave of COVID-19, the number of cases in the Premier League has risen exponentially, with both players and staff contracting the virus.

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“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 28 September and Sunday 4 October, 1,587 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19,” began a statement on the league’s official website. “Of these, nine were new positive tests.

“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for ten days. The Premier League is providing this aggregate information for competition integrity and transparency purposes.

“No specific details about clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and the results will be made public after each round of testing.”

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The latest results represent a slight drop from the previous round of testing, which found 10 cases out of 1,595 tests. However, this is a significant jump from the three or four cases that were being discovered weekly before the season resumed.

West Ham United were hit hard in the previous round, losing players Isiah Diop and Josh Cullen, as well as manager David Moyes, after all three tested positive, and despite the end of his required isolation period, Moyes is yet to work. But did not return.

He confirmed in a statement on the Hammers’ website that he is feeling ‘generally fine’, but after showing some mild symptoms, it has been mutually decided to keep the boss away from the club’s bubble for the time being. .

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“I have been in constant contact with Alan. [Irvine] and coaches, and we have been able to stick to our normal training schedule.”

“I can’t say it was easy, in fact it was frustrating not being there in person – my work has always been very important to lead from the front but I’ve had to get used to delivering it in new and different ways, e.g. Video calls and meetings, although Stuart Pearce and I have enjoyed sticking to the old fashioned way of talking on the phone during match days!”

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