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Five positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Leeds United v Fulham - Elland Road, Leeds, Britain - September 19, 2020 General view of a match ball before the match Pool via REUTERS/Laurence Griffiths

(Reuters) - The Premier League said on Monday that five people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the virus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

"The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 5 October and Sunday 11 October, 1,128 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were five new positive tests," the Premier League said in a statement here.

A total of 34 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in six rounds of testing since the new campaign began on Sept. 12.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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