Premier League reports fall in COVID-19 cases | Football News

The Premier League said on Monday it had found 94 new positive COVID-19 cases among players and staff in the last week, the first week-by-week decrease in positive results for eight weeks.
“(We) can today confirm that between Monday 27 December 2021 and Sunday 2 January 2022, 14,250 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 94 new positive cases (0.65%),” the league said in a statement.
The figure had been steadily rising in recent weeks with 90 testing positive between December 13-19 and a record 103 cases between December 20-26.
Eighteen games have been postponed since last month due to COVID-19 outbreaks and injuries at various clubs, while teams have often been forced to field weakened line-ups.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp as well as Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip from the playing squad missed the 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Sunday after returning positive tests.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte told reporters on Monday that they were “monitoring” a couple of possible new COVID-19 cases at the club.
“We are checking a couple of situations, we’ll see. We didn’t do this (name them) in the past and we will continue to do this in the same way. We are not 100% sure they will miss the game,” Conte said ahead of the Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final first-leg away to Chelsea.

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