Premier League’s positive Covid cases DROP for the first time in two months as players and staff record 94 infections… down on 103 the previous week after Omicron disrupted the top flight’s festive programme
- Premier League announced 94 players and staff have tested positive for Covid
- Total is down on 103 from the previous week and a first decline for two months
- The top flight was sent into chaos last month as Omicron tore through the UK
The number of new Covid cases in the Premier League has fallen for the first time in eight weeks, with 94 in the latest round of results.
A total of 14,250 tests were carried out on players and club staff between December 27 and January 2, and the 94 new positives were down on the previous week’s record of 103.
A Premier League statement read: ‘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 Premier League has announcd 94 Covid cases – a drop for the first time in two months
‘The League has reverted to its emergency measures and has increased testing of players and club staff.’
The results come after the top-flight festive programme was severely disrupted as clubs requested games be postponed due to Covid and mounting injuries.
Seventeen matches have been called off in the space of the last month, leading to a fixture backlog.