NEWS: Just two players checked favorable for coronavirus in the current round of tests in Premiership rugby.
It brings the number of people who have actually evaluated positive for the infection in the 3 weeks of testing to 21– 15 gamers and 6 non-playing members of personnel.
A declaration from the English leagues governing body read: “Premiership Rugby can confirm that on Monday, July 20, 896 players and club staff were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening program. Of these, 2 individuals have evaluated positive. Of those 2, who are from different clubs, both are gamers.
” The players who have tested favorable and their close contacts will now be and separate assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.
” Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated details for competitors integrity and openness. No specific information as to clubs or individuals will be supplied. The variety of positive results will be made public after each round of screening.
” The increase in those checked because week one (from 804) reflects numerous aspects, consisting of the combination of more academy gamers– as we expected– into senior phase two training at our clubs.”
Premiership officials had to confirm last Friday that its coronavirus screening programme would continue as typical in spite of UK government calls for care homes and the basic public to stop utilizing tests made by the very same company that English rugby were using.
Health secretary Matt Hancock told MPs that swabs supplied by Randox Health were “not up to the usual high requirement”, with the federal government stopping the use of the companys Covid-19 testing sets.
Nevertheless, Premiership managers revealed their testing sets contained different swabs from federal government stock, leaving the top-tier clubs complimentary to continue with the present program.
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULTS
Week One (July 6)– 804 gamers and club staff were evaluated. Of these, ten individuals evaluated favorable. Of those 10, six were gamers and four non-playing personnel.
Week Two (July 13)– 856 players and club personnel were checked. Of these, nine people evaluated favorable. Of those 9, seven were gamers and 2 non-playing staff.
Week Three (July 20)– 896 gamers and club staff were evaluated. Of these, 2 players have checked positive.
A statement from the English leagues governing body read: “Premiership Rugby can confirm that on Monday, July 20, 896 players and club personnel were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening programme. Of these, 2 people have actually evaluated positive. Week One (July 6)– 804 gamers and club staff were evaluated. Week Two (July 13)– 856 players and club staff were evaluated.