Premier League Latest news: Fall in COVID-19 cases


Premier League Latest news: The Premier League said on Monday it had reported 16 new infections of COVID-19 in the previous week, continuing a downward trend in the number of positive cases for a fourth week. The league recorded 33, 72 and 94 cases in the last three reports, while there were 103 positives a weekly record between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates. 

Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fourth straight weekly fall in COVID-19 cases – Check all the details

“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday, Jan. 17 and Sunday, Jan. 23, 6,221 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 16 new positive cases,” it said in a statement.

Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fall in COVID-19 cases

A total of 22 fixtures have been postponed since last month due to COVID-19 outbreaks at various clubs. Burnley’s home game against Watford on Jan. 18 was the last Premier League tie to be postponed due to COVID-19, with a string of cases leaving the Burnley squad depleted.

That match was pushed back for a second time, after having been rearranged from December, when Watford had an outbreak of COVID-19 in their squad. The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 17 January and Sunday 23 January, 6,221 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 16 new positive cases.

Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fourth straight weekly fall in COVID-19 cases - Check all the details
Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fourth straight weekly fall in COVID-19 cases – Check all the details

Premier League Latest news: Premier League Official Statement

“The safety of everyone remains a priority and the Premier League is taking all precautionary steps in response to the impact of the Omicron variant. The League has reverted to its Emergency Measures, and has increased testing of players and club staff.

The Premier League’s COVID-19 Emergency Measures include protocols such as wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing, limiting treatment time, as well as the increased testing. The League is continuing to work with clubs to keep people safe by helping mitigate the risks of COVID-19 within their squads.

We are also liaising closely with the Government, local authorities and supporter groups, while being responsive to any future changes to national or local guidance. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fourth straight weekly fall in COVID-19 cases - Check all the details
Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fourth straight weekly fall in COVID-19 cases – Check all the details

No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public on a weekly basis.”

Previous test results

2 Aug-8 Aug 3,118 tested; 9 positive
9 Aug-15 Aug 3,231 tests; 11 positive
16 Aug-22 Aug 3,060 tests; 16 positive
23 Aug-29 Aug 3,020 tests; six positive
30 Aug-5 Sep 1,952 tests; two positive
6 Sep-12 Sep 3,039 tests; three positive
13 Sep-19 Sep 3,154 tests; two positive
20 Sep-26 Sep 3,010 tests; one positive
27 Sep-3 Oct 2,927 tests; four positive
4 Oct-10 Oct 1,696 tests; zero positive
11 Oct-17 Oct 3,044 tests; six positive
18 Oct-24 Oct 3,209 tests; four positive
25-31 Oct 3,006 tests; four positive
1-7 Nov 2,953 tests; three positive
8-14 Nov 1,647 tests; four positive
15-21 Nov 3,188 tests; six positive
22-28 Nov 3,379 tests; seven positive
29 Nov-5 Dec 3,154 tests; 12 positive
6-12 Dec 3,805 tests; 42 positive
13-19 Dec 12,345 tests; 90 positive
20-26 Dec 15,186 tests; 103 positive
27 Dec-2 Jan 14,250 tests; 94 positive
3 Jan-9 Jan 12,973 tests; 72 positive
10-17 Jan 13,625 tests; 33 positive

Premier League Latest news: Premier League reports fourth straight weekly fall in COVID-19 cases – Check all the details

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