LONDON: English women’s soccer has seen a spike in
infections with 32 positives after tests on 864 players and club staff in the top two leagues.
It is the highest number of
cases announced by the English Football Association from weekly tests at clubs in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship – more than in the previous seven weeks combined.
The larger number of positives almost 4% of those tested comes amid concerns about a new variant strain of
spreading in England. The previous highest number of positives announced by the FA in a single week was 10 team cases detected between Oct. 19-25.
Teams are now on a winter break until next month after playing their last games on Sunday. Chelsea’s game against Tottenham was postponed last weekend due to an outbreak within the WSL champion’s squad.
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