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Covid-19 cases continue to rise at Ipswich Town

The number of Covid-19 cases at Ipswich Town has risen to 11 after the latest round of testing.

Late last week manager Paul Lambert and five first-team players provided positive tests, followed by general manager of football operations Lee O'Neill and another player on Monday.

A further 60 club personnel – including all the first-team and coaching staff who had previously shown negative plus academy staff and some members of Town’s media team – have since undergone tests, which have returned three more positive results.

The number of positive cases at Ipswich Town has risen to 11.
The number of positive cases at Ipswich Town has risen to 11.

“From the second round of testing, we have two more first-team players who have tested positive and a member of the Academy coaching staff,” Town physio Matt Byard told the club's website.

"So we now have 11 positive cases in total and they are all following the Government guidelines and are self isolating for a minimum of 10 days.

“In addition we have two players who are symptomatic although they have tested negative at this stage and we also have five football staff members who are self-isolating having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

“The training ground will remain closed and a deep clean will take place of all facilities at Playford Road.

“Players who have tested negative will train independently and away from the club until further notice.”

The latest batch of positive tests has thrown Ipswich's trip to Fleetwood Town on January 2 into doubt.

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