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Premier League announcement – Great news as number of new positive cases falls

2 weeks ago
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The Premier League have made an announcement late on Monday, regarding positive Covid tests.

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

These results are from the two rounds of COVID-19 testing between 27 December and 2 January.

Last week saw a jump from 90 positive tests the previous week to a new record for this 2021/22 Premier League season of 103 positives recorded.

However, today’s announcement reports that out of 14,250 tests carried out between 27 December and 2 January, there were 94 new positive cases.

This represents an almost 10% fall in new positive cases compared to the previous week.

After eight successive weeks where the weekly positives have risen every time, this latest announcement is the first fall in new positive cases since the last week in October.

Today’s announcement allows for some cautious optimism that just maybe the Premier League are coming out the other end of it, with fingers crossed the number of new positives continuing to fall in the weeks ahead.

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

Newcastle United had to ask for their last two Premier League matches to be postponed but with the FA Cup match against Cambridge close to selling out, hopefully we will see NUFC back in action this coming weekend.

Official Premier League announcement – Monday 3 January 2022:

The safety of everyone is 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 League can today confirm that between Monday 27 December 2021 and Sunday 2 January 2022, 14,250 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 94 new positive cases (0.65 per cent). This is the first week-by-week decrease in positive results for eight weeks.

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

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