Four more positive cases in latest round of Premiership Rugby Covid-19 Testing

A total of 989 tests were conducted on the sixth round
A total of 989 tests were conducted on the sixth round
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A total of four positive Covid-19 cases has been confirmed in the sixth round of Premiership Rugby testing conducted earlier in the week.

Out of the four cases, three are staff members from different clubs while the fourth is reported to be a player from Northampton Saints which will leave the club a squad member short ahead of their Premiership game against Wasps on Sunday.

A total of 989 tests were conducted in the latest round and those reported positive along with their close contacts will self isolate according to the government guidelines.

Earlier, the first round of testing was conducted on 6th July with 804 tests conducted in which six players and four staff were tested while the second round was conducted on 13th July where seven players and two staff were tested in 856 tests conducted.

The third round had 896 tests conducted on 20th July in which four players and a staff returned positive result for Covid-19 while the fourth round had 850 tests that returned five positive cases. The fifth round had two positive cases - one each of a player and a staff in the 917 tests conducted.

The Premiership Rugby is set to resume on Friday after being on suspension since March following the outbreak of Covid-19.

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