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Premier League Reports Highest Record-Ever With 90 New Covid-19 Cases

Several fixtures have been postponed as many clubs have been suffering from the outbreaks of COVID-19.

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A total of 90 new positive cases for COVID-19 from 20 clubs have been reported by the English Premier League, over two times the previous highest weekly record.

One week ago, the English top-flight football league confirmed that 3,805 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 between 6 December and 12 December, among which 42 new positive cases were recorded.

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The League has reverted to its emergency measures since then and has increased testing of players and club staff to daily Lateral Flow and twice-weekly PCR tests, having previously carried out Lateral Flow testing twice a week, Xinhua reports.

"The League can today confirm that between Monday 13 December and Sunday 19 December, a record 12,345 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 90 new positive cases," read a statement released on Monday evening.

Several fixtures have been postponed as many clubs have been suffering from the outbreaks of COVID-19. But the Premier League insisted that they would "continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible" after the 20 clubs held a meeting on Monday.

The League also confirmed that 84 per cent of the players have received at least one vaccination dose.

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