HULL FC have confirmed 12 team members have tested positive for coronavirus following the return of rugby league.
Nine players and three staff members from the Super League side have contracted the virus.
🧪 An update following yesterday’s COVID-19 tests:
Hull FC can confirm that nine players and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 – the remainder of the club’s players, coaches and backroom staff have returned negative results for a second time.
Full Update 👇
Eight members of the team tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week.
But that figure has now increased to 12 following the second round of testing.
Seven of the players that have contracted Covid-19 played in the game against Salford at Headingley last Sunday.
The Super League side released a statement to their website.
It read: “This week’s second round of testing on players and staff from Hull FC and Salford Red Devils has been completed.
“All the Salford Red Devils players and staff have tested negative for the second time this week.
“The club have already announced two further rounds of testing next week.
“A total of nine Hull FC players and three staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.
“The remainder of the clubs players, coaches and backroom staff have returned negative results for a second time.
“Seven of the players who have tested positive featured in Hull FC’s match-day 17 against Salford Red Devils.
“Hull FC continue to work closely with the Rugby Football League and Public Health England.
“Both the club and Rugby League Cares are providing welfare support to the players and staff affected by Covid-19.”