Premier League Announces 4 More Positive Coronavirus Tests in Round 3 of Testing

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 27, 2020

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 14: The Premier League logo amongst shirts from Premier League clubs on May 14, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Visionhaus)
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The Premier League announced Wednesday that four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 during the third round of testing. 

Per Goal, the EPL confirmed four positive tests came from three different clubs and 1,008 people were tested. 

During the first round of testing, the EPL announced six positives out of 748 players and staff members tested. 

Watford subsequently announced three of its employees, including one player, tested positive for COVID-19 and would be required to self-isolate for seven days. Burnley issued a statement confirming assistant manager Ian Woan tested positive but wasn't experiencing any symptoms. 

The second round, conducted from May 19-22, returned two positives from two different clubs out of 996 tests conducted.

The Premier League announced on Wednesday shareholders unanimously voted to resume contact training, permitting clubs to train in groups and "engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact."

Players and staff members will continue to undergo coronavirus testing twice a week as the league continues to work toward a potential return this season. Play has been suspended since March 13 due to the pandemic.