On May 23, Premier League confirmed that the two have tested positive from two clubs in the second round of testing. Results are of the test conducted on Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May.
996 players and staff were tested in the second round of testing. For the second round of testing, they increased the number of tests available to each club from 40 to 50.
“The Premier League can today confirm that on Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs,” said in the statement released by Premier League.
Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for seven days.
The total number of positive cases in the Premier League have reached eight. Previously, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 on 17-18 May, with six testing positive from three clubs.
“The six who tested positive in the first round of testing are not included in the figures for 19-22 May, as they are still within their seven-day self-isolation period,” said the statement.