A total of 2,772 players and club employees were tested for Covid-19 in two test rounds between Monday March 15 and Sunday March 21, of which there were two new positive tests.
Players or club staff who test positive will now self-isolate for a period of ten days.
The Premier League does not disclose specific club or individual details and the results are published weekly.
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The first round of testing took place between Monday, March 15th and Thursday, March 18th. A total of 1,576 players and club staff were tested for coronavirus, among which there were positive tests.
Between Friday, March 19 and Sunday, March 22, a total of 1,196 players and club employees were tested for Covid-19, of which there was another positive test.
In consultation with its clubs, the Premier League has improved its Covid-19 protocols and re-implemented a twice-weekly test program.
The protocols, which strengthen the key elements of the current guidelines, entered into force on January 7th.
Testing is only part of the protection in place.
The Premier League says strict adherence to the protocols by all players and staff is key to keeping numbers down and managing outbreaks.
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