A total of four Premier League players and staff from three clubs have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing, it has been revealed.
The Premier League revealed the results came from tests undertaken by a total of 1,008 individuals on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Those who have tested positive will now self-isolate for seven days, as per the league’s protocols.
A statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May, 1008 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, four have tested positive from three clubs.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.
“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.
“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.”
The next set of testing will be the first to be conducted when at least some of the Premier League clubs have resumed contact training, which was unanimously approved on Wednesday.
The Premier League said the number of tests per club would increase from 50 to 60 for the next round, which will be the fourth overall.
A total of 12 positive tests have been returned from the first three rounds of testing.