Two more positive COVID-19 cases in EPL

File: There are currently no openly gay players in the Premier League

File: There are currently no openly gay players in the Premier League

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LONDON - England's Premier League said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season.

In all, 996 players and club staff were tested over three days last week for COVID-19. 

"Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs," said an EPL statement.

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"Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days."

In previous tests on May 17 and 18, a total of 748 individuals were tested with six testing positive from three clubs.

"The six ... are still within their seven-day self-isolation period" and did not feature in the recent round of testing.

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"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency," said the statement.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing."

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