The Premier League has recorded nil positive coronavirus outcomes from the latest round of testing ahead of Project Restart.
Top-flight action is scheduled to return on Wednesday, June 17-exactly 100 days after the last Premier League match before the pandemic coronavirus stopped play.
Such preparations can only take effect if policy rules do not relax, however, as the Premier League performs rigorous club monitoring regularly to ensure there is no flare-up in the football community.
1,195 players and staff tested the sixth round and Sky Sports News reports that none of them have returned positive.
In particular, the Premier League has now carried out 6,274 evaluations, with just 13 of those -0.2 percent positive returns.
The news is yet another step towards returning to football at the elite level, with Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United and Manchester City vs. Arsenal coming up first on June 17.
There were six successful cases in round one from three clubs, two from two clubs in round two, a further four from two clubs in round three, none from around four and one from round five, the latter being a first-team fringe player at Tottenham.
That means a total of 13 of the 6,274 tests administered were positive. As part of the protocols involved with Project Restart, the testing will continue twice weekly.
After a two-month hiatus with Newcastle United, Manchester United, and Chelsea all playing intra-squad friends on their respective grounds on Saturday, clubs are stepping up their preparations for a return to action.
Hugely promising findings have not only been positive for Covid-19 as an individual set of data as not one player or staff member at a club but now generally the test data indicate a pattern that the medical protocols in place at each Premier League are robust.