In the past week, 36 players from the Premier League have been tested positive for the corona virus.

That is a slight decrease compared to a week earlier, when a record number of forty players had contracted the virus.

Players and staff from all twenty clubs underwent two tests in the past week.

So far, five games have been canceled due to a major outbreak at a club.

Last week, Aston Villa was hit the hardest.

The club from Birmingham even played with a youth team in the FA Cup last week against reigning national champions Liverpool.

A strict lockdown is in force in the UK due to an infectious British mutation of the virus.

There are currently 30,000 Britons with COVID-19 in the hospitals.

That's almost twice the peak of the first wave in the spring of 2020.

In London, one in thirty people is now infected with the corona virus.

Across the UK, this applies to one in fifty people.

According to the most recent reliable calculations by the RIVM, this is one infection per hundred Dutch people in the Netherlands.

Despite the rapidly increasing corona figures, there are no plans to shut down the Premier League for several weeks.

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