Three COVID-19 positives in latest round of Premier League 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

LONDON (Reuters) - The Premier League’s latest round of COVID-19 tests produced three positive results, it said in a statement on Monday.

There were 1,574 players and staff tested for the novel coronavirus from Sept. 14-20 at the top flight clubs.

The identity of those testing positive was not revealed, although Manchester City said earlier on Monday that their Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had the virus.

The first two rounds of tests this season produced three positives from 1,605 tests and four from 2,131 respectively.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; editing by Ken Ferris