The number of weekly Covid-19 cases in the Premier League breaks a record with 103

The great increase in the number of coronavirus cases in England also showed its effect in the Premier League.

Last week, it was announced that 103 of the football players and club employees tested positive for Covid-19.

The previous week that number was 90.

After the rule for testing players and employees in the Premier League every day came into effect, 15,186 tests were performed on these people last week.

Due to the increase in the number of cases in some clubs, the matches were postponed.

The number of postponed matches this month was 15 as of 27 December.

Cases of Covid-19 in the UK have risen sharply in recent weeks, with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

However, Omicron’s low probability of causing severe illness did not increase hospitalizations at the same rate as other variants.

Representatives of 20 clubs in the Premier League met last week to discuss how the postponed matches can be played in the fixtures.

However, no final decision has been taken on this matter.

Clubs were advised to play if they had 13 healthy players and a goalkeeper.

Manchester United, which had a coronavirus epidemic among its players, had not been able to play for two weeks until yesterday.

Watford’s game against West Ham today will also be their first game since 10 December.