Eight positive Covid-19 tests from six Championship clubs

EIGHT Championship players and staff test positive for coronavirus – including one at Brentford – leaving them to miss the season’s restart

  • The Championship returns to action from the coronavirus outbreak on July 20
  • In the latest round of testing, eight positive tests have come from six teams
  • League One returned two positive Covid-19 tests and League Two had none 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

The latest round of EFL coronavirus testing has returned eight positives from a total of 2213 tests on players and staff in the Championship, just three days before games return.

The EFL says the eight positive Covid-19 tests are from six clubs and that the total number of tests were carried out from last Thursday until midnight Tuesday.

Championship side Brentford, who restart their season at fellow London club Fulham on Saturday, confirmed on their official Twitter account that one of their staff had returned a positive test.  

The EFL have published the results from their latest round of coronavirus testing  

The total number of positive tests also includes Bristol City’s announcement on Tuesday, June 16.

One member of the Robins’ group, who is still unknown, returned a positive test on Thursday in the league’s fourth round of testing. 

The club said that a subsequent scheduled round of testing for the rest of the group was performed, with all results negative. 

In League One, there were two positives from 254 tests across four teams and in League Two, there were zero positives from 174 tests among four sides. 

Brentford announced that one of the positive coronavirus tests came from their club

Individuals who test positive must now self-isolate in line with EFL guidelines, and will not be able to re-enter a club training facility until they have provided a negative test. 

The League Two play-offs begin on Thursday, while League One action begins on July 3.

The EFL said that once fixtures resume, they will continue to announce the results of their testing programme every Wednesday. 

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