EFL confirms 17 positive coronavirus tests after latest round of testing

A total of 17 people from EFL clubs have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing.

There were 10 positive tests returned from eight clubs in the Championship and seven positives from three clubs in League Two. There is no programme of testing for League One at present.

? Preston North End can confirm that striker Jayden Stockley has tested positive for Covid-19 on the third round of tests undertaken as part of the return to training protocols.

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Preston confirmed striker Jayden Stockley was one of the positive tests in the Championship, with Cardiff confirming on Twitter that a member of their staff had also tested positive. Middlesbrough also confirmed one positive test.

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A total of 1,058 players and club staff were tested in the Championship, while four clubs and 135 individuals participated in the fourth tier.

All of those who tested positive will begin self-isolation in line with the current health guidelines.

No positive cases in latest round of PL testing

There have been no positive tests for coronavirus after the fourth round of Premier League testing.

The latest batch of tests, which were conducted on Thursday and Friday this week, are the first to take place since clubs unanimously agreed a return to contact training.

A statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, 1130 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, zero have tested positive.”

The current testing round was the largest yet, with each club’s maximum allocation upped from 50 to 60, and also the first to take place since the unanimous vote to begin contact training.

The previous three rounds, completed between May 17 and May 26, yielded a total of 12 positives from a sample size in excess of 2,700.

There were six positive cases from three clubs in round one, two from two clubs in round two and four from two clubs in round three. Testing will continue on a twice-weekly basis

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