One positive case in latest round of Premiership Rugby Covid-19 testing

A total of 964 tests were conducted
A total of 964 tests were conducted
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed one positive case in the latest round of PCR COVID-19 screening programme.

A statement released by Premiership Rugby confirmed that a total of 964 tests were conducted out of which one staff member was tested positive.

"The person who tested positive on Monday and their close contacts are isolated and assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines," read the statement.

Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency for the second successive season.

No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided under any circumstances. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing."

This is the lowest number recorded since zero positive case was reported following the testing in the third week of the season. The players and staff will undergo a second test on Wednesday with the results to be announced on Friday ahead of the seventh round of the competition.

Weekly Test results:

Week 1: 967 tests, seven positives from three clubs
Week 2: 983 tests, three positives, one club
Week 3: 986 tests, zero positives
Week 4: 1,034 tests, three positives, two clubs
Week 5: 1,047, 18 positives, two clubs
Week 6: 967 tests, 12 positives, five clubs
Week 7: 951 tests, 33 positives, 10 clubs
Week 8: 981 tests, 19 positives, eight clubs
Week 9: 997 tests, 18 positives, nine clubs.
Week 10: 964 tests, 1 positive

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