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EFL records nine positive tests from latest round of testing

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The EFL Championship could face slight uncertainty after the latest round of testing saw nine positive coronavirus cases from six sides in total.

After the latest results from testing came out, the EFL confirmed nine positive cases coming from six diferent sides.

As per the EFL, 1094 players and staff were tested across all clubs in the latest round of testing.

Of the nine reported cases, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston have both confirmed they each have one member of their staff to have tested positive.

The EFL said in a statement on their website on Wednesday: “Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 1094 players and club staff from the 24 Championship clubs were tested over the course of Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June with nine individuals testing positive from six clubs.

“Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.

“Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 126 players and club staff were tested from four League Two clubs over the course of Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June, with zero individuals testing positive.”

Elsewhere in League Two, it was a more positive outcome as a total of 126 samples were taken and there was no single positive case.

The previous round of testing brought 10 positives from eight different sides and the latest results mean the EFL will have a re-think about whether they want to go on with their season.