Two players tested positive in latest Premiership Rugby testing

A total of 990 Tests were conducted in the 11th week
A total of 990 Tests were conducted in the 11th week
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed two players have been tested positive following the latest round of PCR COVID-19 screening programme.

The news will be a relief after the previous round had 12 positive cases from eight different clubs.

The two players tested positive are from different clubs and overall 990 players and staff were tested in the 11th week and as a result they will be isolated according to the PHE-agreed guidelines.

"Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency," read the statement from Premiership Rugby.

"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."

The results so far have been:

Week One (6 July) - 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, ten people tested positive. Of those ten, six were players and four were members of staff

Week Two (13 July) - 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Of those nine, seven were players and two were members of staff.

Week Three (20 July) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two players tested positive.

Week Four (27 July) - 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Of those five, four were players and one was a member of staff.

Week Five (3 August) – 917 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two people tested positive. Of those two, one was a player and one was a member of staff.

Week Six 1 (10 August) – 989 players and club staff were tested. Of those four people tested positive. Of those four, one was a player and three were members of staff.

Week Six 2 (12 August) - 956 players and club staff were tested. Of those seven people tested positive. Of those seven, five are players and two are members of staff.

Week Seven(19 August) - 1,043 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 1 (24 August) - 1,042 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 2 (27 August) - 1,025 players and club staff were tested. There were no positive tests.

Week Nine (2 September) - 1,077 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Ten 1 (7 September) - 1,032 players and club staff were tested. Of those two players and five members of staff tested positive.

Week Ten 2 (10 September) - 1,031 players and club staff were tested. Of those six players and six members of staff tested positive.

Week 11 (16 September) - 990 players and club staff were tested. Of those two players tested positive.

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