Premier League records more than 100 COVID-19 cases within a week

The League on Monday stated that among 15,186 COVID-19 tests performed by them, 103 tested positive.

Premier League has recorded 103 cases that have contacted the virus in the past week that including the players and the staff members, reports Reuters. Coronavirus has affected a lot in the sports world because of which, several fixtures have been postponed. Premier League had to accept multiple postponement requests by the clubs because the clubs lacked players to appear on the field.

The League on Monday stated that among 15,186 COVID-19 tests performed by them, 103 tested positive. “The League can today confirm that between Monday 20 December and Sunday 26 December, 15,186 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 103 new positive cases,” confirmed the League in a statement.

Premier League has yet suspended around 15 games because of the coronavirus outbreak. They had also apologised for suspending the Boxing Day fixture to the fans who had planned the games for festive reasons but couldn’t enjoy it. Watford manager Claudio Ranieri revealed that there are chances that he would have to use the players who are Under-23 as the manager went through their first training session since December 10. The club has gone through three of its games suspended. Ranieri is still not sure about the team if they are 100% ready to play. “It’s difficult to say if we are ready (and) 100%,” he told the reporters.

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