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Leeds United record first positive coronavirus case.

The news is a blow, but this was always likely to happen at some stage.

Sport Coronavirus - Tuesday 31st March Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images

A report in the Daily Mail has stated that “at least one” individual at Leeds United has tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of EFL testing, with the EFL confirming there have been nine positive cases from six clubs across the league.

The testing covered 1,094 players and staff between May 30 and June 2, with Leeds also doing some of their own testing on staff having bought and installed an on-site machine.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are desperate to get the season going again and this is unlikely to change that. The individual(s) will have to self-isolate for seven days and will hopefully recover with no lasting effects.

The next batch of results could prove crucial to the EFL’s plan of starting on June 20. The results released this weekend will be the first for test carried out after clubs returned to contact training - if there is a large spike in positive cases, that could force the EFL down the Points per Game route.