The Premier League has confirmed that 42 players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19, the highest ever figure for a week period.

In a statement the league confirmed the figures; The League can today confirm that between Monday, 6 December and Sunday, 12 December 3,805 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were 42 new positive cases.

“The League can today confirm that between Monday 6 December and Sunday 12 December 3,805 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were 42 new positive cases.”

So far Brighton vs Tottenham has been called off whilst Manchester United’s game against Brentford is a doubt, Bein Sports reports.

In all likelihood this could lead to a number of games being called off during the busy festive season for Premier League sides.

It is the highest number since 40 cases were reported in January.

BBC also reports Brighton, Tottenham, Leicester, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Norwich have all confirmed cases, with United's game at Brentford in doubt.

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