112 in English Football League test COVID-19 positive
Published: 03:31 PM, 9 January 2021
English Football League (EFL)
As many as 112 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest round of testing, the English Football League (EFL) said on Friday.
In a statement, EFL - which governs the three divisions below the Premier League -said that this week’s tests involved 66 EFL clubs including all of those playing in the FA Cup third round. The six clubs not covered will be tested ahead of their next league fixtures.
However, the EFL did not name the clubs or players who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The infected individuals will self-isolate for 10 days.
"Following the latest round of mandated Covid-19 tests, the EFL can confirm that 3,507 players and club staff from 66 EFL Clubs were tested over the course of the past week with 112 individuals testing positive," according to the EFL statement.
The EFL said it was confident its COVID-19 testing protocols “continue to mitigate against the spread of infection as intended” despite the surging infection rate in Britain caused by a new variant of the virus.
The EFL will conduct twice-weekly tests for its 72 clubs, starting on Monday, it added.