The ongoing battle to keep the Covid-19 virus away from the restarted 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership campaign continues to encourage with just one player testing positive in the latest round of weekly testing.   

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A total of 1,042 players and staff were tested on Monday as part of the continuing campaign to guard against Covid-19 and just one player tested positive.

It was the second consecutive week where more than 1,000 Premiership people were tested and just one positive test result detected.    

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In the eight weeks of coronavirus testing so far, 41 Premiership people – 28 players and 13 non-playing staff members – have tested positive. Another round of test results will be made available on Saturday. 

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY CORONAVIRUS TESTING

Week One (July 6) – 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, ten people tested positive. Six were players and four non-playing staff;

Week Two (July 13) – 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Seven were players and two non-playing staff;

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Week Three (July 20) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Two players tested positive;

Week Four (July 27) – 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Four were players and one was a non-playing member of staff;

Week Five (August 3) – 917 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two people tested positive. One was a player and one was a non-playing member of staff;

Week Six (August 10) – 989 players and club staff were tested. Of those, four people tested positive. One is a player and three are non-playing members of staff;

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Week Six (August 12)956 players and club staff were tested. Of those, seven people tested positive. Five were players and two were non-playing members of staff;

Week Seven (August 19) – 1,043 players and club staff were tested. Of those, one player tested positive;

Week Eight (August 24) – 1,042 players and club staff were tested. Of those, one player tested positive;

Week Eight 2 – Testing will take place on Thursday, with results expected to be published on Saturday.

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