Jul 19, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Liverpool fans hold up their scarves and sing you will never walk alone before the start of a pre-season preparation soccer match. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Premier League records zero positive coronavirus results in latest testing

As coronavirus spikes throughout the United States threaten professional sports seasons, the English Premier League announced on Monday that it recorded zero positive COVID-19 results in the competition's latest round of testing.

Per Sky Sports and other outlets, England's top flight tested 1,973 players and club staff members between June 29 and July 5. Sky added that individual clubs are also testing footballers amid training sessions.

The league has yet to see a significant outbreak among any of its clubs since it returned to play on June 17. Matches are scheduled through July 26.

Liverpool were crowned champions of England on June 25.

To compare, the NHL announced on Monday that 35 players have tested positive since June 8. It's believed none of those cases were serious.

The NHL, MLB, and NBA are scheduled to return to play later this month. Major League Soccer will begin its "MLS is Back" tournament on Wednesday even though FC Dallas recently suffered a coronavirus outbreak

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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