EFL Announces Latest Coronavirus Testing Figures With 17 Individuals Testing Positive Across Leagues

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General view of League 2 Northampton Town Stadium on the build up to the EFL decision whether to scrap League 1 and League 2 on Wednesday 13th May 2020. (Photo by Leila Coker/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The EFL has confirmed that from the latest round of Coronavirus testing, 17 individuals across all three divisions have tested positive for Covid-19.

EFL Announces Latest Coronavirus Testing Figures

Ten Positive Tests From the Championship

1058 tests were conducted on Thursday May 28 and Friday May 30 at all 24 clubs, which returned 10 positive tests from eight clubs.

As a result of the positive test, they will now adhere to Government guidelines and isolate for the recommended period.

From the latest round of testing, Cardiff City has confirmed that a member of staff has contracted the virus.

In the last round of figures, only three staff members tested positive from two clubs.

Testing will continue in the Championship, as they look to finish the remainder of the season.

League Two Returns Positive Tests

Despite having its season curtailed, a small number of tests have been conducted in League Two.

Four clubs took part in the testing. Out of 135 players and staff, seven were concluded as positive.

Exeter City were one of the clubs who took part in the testing. A statement on the club website has confirmed that two players have tested positive, despite not displaying symptoms previously.

Furthermore, Northampton Town returned one positive test from their players and staff who took part. Physiotherapist, Ignacio Herrando, will now self-isolate for seven days, the club has confirmed.

Testing Yet to Begin in League One

No tests have taken place yet in League One. This is partly due to no decision being made as to whether the season will continue.

While there is hope that the Championship will be able to resume, League One is still undecided.

Whether the EFL’s second division will return to action is still unclear. Some clubs are in favour of resuming the season, however, the financial situation at other clubs has proved a stumbling block.

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