Coronavirus: Tottenham confirms positive results as nine tests positive in the championship.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Spurs players line up prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on March 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Tottenham have had one positive coronavirus result in the latest round of testing by the Premier League, the club say.

That person will now self-isolate for seven days.

“Due to medical confidentiality, the individual’s name will not be disclosed,” Spurs said in a statement on their website.

This was the only positive result after 1,197 players and staff were checked in the latest round of testing

There have now been five rounds of testing for Covid-19, and the total of positive results has increased to 13 from 5,079 tests.

Premier League players and staff are currently tested twice a week, with the league set to resume on 17 June.

 Elsewhere, nine people at six Championship clubs have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing.

Preston and Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed they each have one person who returned a positive test.

It comes after 10 positive tests in England’s second tier and seven in League Two on Saturday.

In the Championship, 1,094 people were tested over the past four days and those who are positive will self-isolate in line with EFL guidelines.

In League Two, a total of 126 players and staff were tested but all came back negative.

More than 4,000 tests on players and staff have been carried out in the Championship since 21 May, with 24 individuals testing positive.

The Championship has set a provisional restart date of 20 June and players have been back in training for more than a week. Only those who have returned negative tests are allowed to enter training grounds.

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So far, Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Fulham and Hull City are the only clubs to have confirmed their players or staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

Preston, whose striker Jayden Stockley is self-isolating after testing positive at the weekend, said they had now carried out 186 tests.

“The person had received negative results in all his previous tests, but undertook his latest swab on Monday of this week, which has now provided a positive result,” a club statement added.

Sheffield Wednesday, whose manager Garry Monk had earlier said he believed the Championship should restart a week after the Premier League, said the staff member who tested positive had no symptoms but was self-isolating.


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