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Premier League announcement – Great news as massive drop in new positive cases

4 months ago

The Premier League have made an announcement today Monday (17 January 2022), regarding positive Covid tests.

This is concerning the testing of players and staff from the 20 Premier League clubs.

These results are from the two rounds of COVID-19 testing between 10 January and 16 January.

After eight weeks in a row of a higher number of positives each time, the last two weeks had seen the number of new cases falling. From 103 positive tests (20-26 December), to 94 new positives (27 Dec-2 January) and then last week (3-9 January) down to 72 new positive cases.

Now today’s latest announcement reports that out of 13,625 tests carried out between 10 January and 16 January, there were 33 new positive cases.

That represents a massive drop, less than half as many new cases compared to last week’s figures, whilst less than a third of the record 103 positives announced after testing between 20-26 December.

So after eight successive weeks where the weekly positives had risen every time, this latest announcement means there have have three consecutive weeks where the number of new cases has fallen.

This allows for even more cautious optimism that just maybe the Premier League are coming out the other end of it, with fingers crossed the number of new positives continues to fall in the weeks ahead.

As of course we hope this will be the case in the general population as well.

Official Premier League announcement – 17 January 2022:

The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 10 January and Sunday 16 January, 13,625 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 33 new positive cases.

This is the third week in a row the number of positive results has decreased, and the lowest number of positives in a week since 5 December.

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.

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


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