Premier League: One positive coronavirus test in latest phase of mass testing

One positive case across 1,541 tests in ninth round of testing

A Premier League call is sprayed with disinfectant during training

The Premier League has confirmed it has received one positive test for coronavirus in the latest phase of mass testing.

A total of 1,541 tests were carried out in the ninth round of testing in the Premier League, which was conducted on Monday and Tuesday.

The player or club staff member who tested positive will now be required to self-isolate for a period of seven days.

Since players returned to contact training last month, tests have been carried out twice a week and the league has seen a total of 17 positives in nine rounds of testing so far.

Coronavirus test timeline - Premier League

R1 - Six positive after 748 tests. Published on May 19
R2 - Two positive after 996 tests. Published on May 23
R3 - Four positive after 1008 test. Published May 27
R4 - Zero positive after 1130 tests. Published May 30
R5 - One positive after 1197 tests. Published June 3
R6 - Zero positive after 1195. Published June 6
R7 - One positive after 1213 tests. Published June 10
R8 - Two positive after 1200 tests. Published June 13
R9 - One positive after 1541 tests. Published June 18

Norwich City's Marco Stiepermann was one of two positive cases from 1,200 tests conducted across the Premier League during round eight of testing, which was published on Saturday, June 13.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who remained asymptomatic throughout, had played in the behind-closed-doors 2-1 friendly win against Tottenham the previous day.

Stiepermann has since been cleared by the Premier League to return to training.

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Norwich City's Marco Stiepermann has since recorded two negative coronavirus tests
Image: Norwich City's Marco Stiepermann has since recorded two negative coronavirus tests

He immediately went into self-isolation for seven days according to government guidelines and looked to have been ruled out of Norwich's Premier League game against Southampton this Friday.

However, while in self-isolation, Stiepermann took two further tests, with both returning negative results allowing him to return to group training on Thursday.

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