The Premier League said on Monday that six people had returned positive results in its latest round of Covid-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.
The league said the individuals, who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, would now self-isolate for 10 days.
“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 7 December and Sunday 13 December, 1 549 players and Club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were six new positive tests,” the league said in a statement.
A total of 106 people have tested positive for the virus in 15 rounds of testing this season.
There have been more than 1.8 million Covid-19 infections and over 64 000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally.