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One coronavirus case in latest Scottish football tests

The joint response group carried out 715 tests between Monday, July 20, and Sunday, July 26.

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A positive coronavirus case has been confirmed in the latest round of Scottish football testing.

The new Premiership campaign gets under way on Saturday, four months after the previous season was brought to a premature end.

Football’s joint response group carried out 715 tests between Monday, July 20, and Sunday, July 26.

One case has been revealed among tests at all 12 Scottish Premiership clubs and women’s team Glasgow City.

The group would not provide specific details because of “medical confidentiality”.

A positive test was last recorded by the group between Monday, June 29 and Sunday, July 5.

Last week, six members of St Mirren’s coaching staff were given the all-clear from coronavirus.

The Paisley club sent seven members of staff for NHS checks after they tested positive for Covid-19 at a private facility.

However, six of them were told they didn’t have the virus, while one remaining staff member was confirmed as testing positive.