Premier League virus cases drop by 50%

There were just eight positive findings from 2,518 Premier League players and club staff over two rounds of testing conducted last week.

Liverpool's Mohammed Salah attempts to hold off a Newcastle defender during their English Premier League match on 30 December 2020. Picture: @LFC/Twitter

LONDON - The Premier League announced a significant drop in positive coronavirus tests within its ranks when English football's top division announcing its latest weekly results on Monday.

There were just eight positive findings from 2,518 Premier League players and club staff over two rounds of testing conducted last week.

This represented a 50% drop on the previous week, when 16 positive cases were recorded.

All individuals who tested positive must now self-isolate for a period of 10 days, the league said.

The latest test figures are bound to encourage Premier League chiefs, who have imposed stricter COVID-19 protocols in a bid to prevent the league from being suspended.

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