Premier League record: 103 positive Covid tests

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The Premier League recorded a record number of 103 players and staff in the coronavirus test between December 20th and 26th. Barely a week ago, the English cutting edge reached a new high since testing began in 2020, with 90 positive cases. This point has now been overturned as the Omicron version avenges itself. In December, 15 Premier League matches have been canceled so far, while the three classes below the top level have been decimated by postponements.

“The League can confirm today that between Monday, December 20 and Sunday, December 26, 15,186 COVID-19 tests were performed on players and club staff. There were 103 new positive cases,” the Premier League said in a statement.

“Everyone’s safety is a priority, and the Premier League is taking every precaution because of the effects of the Omicron version.”

Liverpool’s match against Leeds, Watford’s trip to the Wolves and Burnley to Everton were canceled ahead of the scheduled Boxing Day matches.

Arsenal’s home game against Wolves on Tuesday was defeated on Sunday after an increase in the number of cases on the Wolves team.

The match between Leeds and Aston Villa scheduled for December 28 was also postponed on Sunday due to Leeds ’continuing Covid and injury problems.

Despite an increase in Covid cases and postponements, Premier League leaders decided to stop the season last week, despite some cutting-edge bosses calling for a “circuit breaker”.

At the same meeting, clubs were warned that matches would resume if each team had 13 field players and one goalkeeper.

“The League has returned to its emergency measures and has increased testing of players and club staff to daily Lateral Flow and twice-weekly PCR tests, having previously performed Lateral Flow twice a week,” the statement said.

“The League continues to work with clubs to keep people safe by helping reduce the risk of COVID-19 within their teams.

“We will also work closely with the government, local authorities and support groups as we respond to future changes in national or local guidelines.”

Six matches were staged in the Premier League on Sunday in front of a crowded crowd, despite a significant increase in the number of positive Covid infections in the UK.

England has not yet introduced a limit on the weight of matches, although fans must prove vaccination or a negative test in the previous 48 hours.

Sports in Wales have been stuck behind closed doors since Sunday, while in Scotland, at the limit of 500 outdoor public events, Scottish cutting-edge clubs have brought forward the winter break by a week.

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