record of positive cases in the English championship

The Covid-19 is making a comeback in British sport. The Premier League, the elite of English football, said Monday evening that a total of 42 new cases of contamination had been identified in the championship – players and staff alike – in the week of December 6 to 12.

This is a record since test results began to be released in May 2020.

Return of stricter measures

Only a dozen cases were reported last week, but outbreaks of Covid have since appeared in several top clubs, including Manchester United.

The league has already called on clubs to reinstate health measures like mask wearing and social distancing, as Britain recently enacted new restrictions.

The previous record for the number of positive tests in the English league was 40 cases, recorded in early January after two rounds of testing.

At least four clubs affected

Last week, Tottenham reported thirteen cases among its players and staff, which led to the cancellation of the Europa League Conference game against Rennes and then the trip to Brighton in the league.

Manchester United were also affected and had to shut down their training center for 24 hours. The club said on Monday it had entered into talks with the league to postpone its Brentford game scheduled for Tuesday.

Other clubs, including Norwich and Aston Villa, have also reported several positive cases in their squads.

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