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One positive case across 1541 tests in ninth round of testing

Last Updated: 18/06/20 12:55pm

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

A total of 1541 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.

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.

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

The midfielder, who remained asymptomatic throughout, had turned out for the Canaries in the behind-closed-doors 2-1 friendly win against Tottenham the previous day.

The 29-year-old has since been cleared by the Premier League to return to training.

Stiepermann 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…