According to Mail Online, the latest round of testing saw 1,479 players and staff tested and the results show an increase in last week’s total a day after Everton’s clash with Manchester City got postponed.
Positive tests reported by City on Monday was not included in the latest results, so 13 cases have emerged at other clubs.
A statement by Premier League read:
The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 21 December and Sunday 27 December, 1,479 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.
Of these, there were 18 new positive tests.
Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.