Tottenham confirm one positive COVID-19 case from latest round of Premier League testing3 June 2020
The results from the latest round of mass medical testing in the Premier League have been announced on Wednesday.
Premier League on way back
After nearly three months away, the Premier League looks set to finally return to our screens this month.
The English top-flight, along with the EFL, was first suspended all the way back on March 13th due to COVID-19, with no games played since.
In recent weeks, though, the Premier League have begun to take steps towards a return to action.
The resumption of ‘small group training’ was sanctioned on the 18th of May.
This was followed by Premier League clubs voting to resume contact training.
And later that same day, it was announced that June 17th had been set as a provisional restart date for the Premier League season.
Tottenham confirm positive test
Amongst the many steps involved in eventually getting football in England back underway is vigorous testing.
The first phase of mass testing, which took place on the 25th of May, saw six individuals from across the Premier League landscape test positive for the coronavirus.
The league has since undergone four more rounds of testing, with the latest results having come back on June 3rd.
And, as mentioned above, there has been just one positive test, putting the total across all five rounds to 13.
1 positive from 1197 samples in Round 5 of PL #COVID19 testing
R4: 0 positives from 1130
R3: 4 positives (3 clubs) from 1008
R2: 2 positives (2 clubs) from 996
R1: 6 positives (3 clubs) from 748
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 3, 2020
The individual in question, as confirmed in an official club statement on Wednesday evening, is on Tottenham’s books:
We have been informed by the Premier League that we have received one positive test for COVID-19 following the latest round of testing at our Training Centre.
Due to medical confidentiality, the individual’s name will not be disclosed.
They are currently asymptomatic and will now self-isolate for seven days, in line with Premier League protocol, before undergoing further testing.
We have been informed by the Premier League that we have received one positive test for COVID-19 following the latest round of testing at our Training Centre
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 3, 2020
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