English Premier League reports highest weekly number of Coronavirus cases — 18 players test Covid-19 positive

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December 29, 2020 7:45 PM

English Premier League Coronavirus cases: In a statement, the EPL says there were 18 positives after 1,479 tests on players and club staff from Dec. 21-27.

English Premier League reports highest weekly number of Coronavirus cases — 18 players test Covid-19 positiveEPL Coronavirus cases: No individuals were identified but Manchester City had previously announced that striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker tested positive last week. (Reuters image)

The Premier League has reported its highest number of positive coronavirus cases in a single week.

In a statement, the league says there were 18 positives after 1,479 tests on players and club staff from Dec. 21-27.

No individuals were identified but Manchester City had previously announced that striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker tested positive last week.

Manchester City players Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker test positive for COVID-19 

Further positives cases at City led to Monday’s game at Everton being postponed.

The previous highest number of coronavirus cases after weekly testing in the Premier League was 16 last month.

Everton vs Manchester City: Coronavirus cases at Man City see game at Goodison Park called off

The rise is infections reflects the growth in coronavirus cases across Britain, where the death toll since the pandemic erupted in March is over 70,000.

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