Nine new positive cases in Championship as EFL reveals latest test results



Nine individuals from six different Championship clubs have tested positive for Covid-19, the EFL have tonight confirmed.

A total of 1094 players and staff from all 24 Championship clubs were tested over the course of Saturday, May 30, Sunday, May 31, Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2.

While in League Two – where four clubs are preparing for the play-offs – 126 players and staff were tested from four clubs over the same four day period, with zero individuals testing positive.

An EFL statement read: “Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 1094 players and club staff from the 24 Championship clubs were tested over the course of Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June with nine individuals testing positive from six clubs.

“Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.”

It adds on League Two: “Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 126 players and club staff were tested from four League Two clubs over the course of Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June, with zero individuals testing positive.

“Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.”

The EFL will not reveal the clubs involved, but Preston North End have already confirmed that one of the positive tests is from their club.

One new case was returned in the latest round of testing in the Premier League today, it was confirmed earlier.





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