Liverpool face Leeds United to headline English Premier League’s return

Eight Premier League players and staff have tested positive in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

According to a statement, “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 18, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests,”.

A total of 42 people have tested positive for the virus in seven rounds of testing since the new campaign began on Sept. 12.

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There have been more than 750,000 COVID-19 infections and over 43,000 deaths in the UK, according to a Reuters tally.

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