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Coronavirus: Valencia say 35% of club have tested positive

The Liga club confirmed new cases on top of players Garay, Mangala, Gayá, club delegate Paco Camarasa and Julián Aliaga of the medical staff.

Coronavirus: Valencia say 35% of club have tested positive
ALBERTO IRANZO DIARIO AS

Valencia CF have announced a raft of new cases of the Covid-19 virus at the club, with some 35 percent of players and staff now affected.

In a statement, Valencia said that on top of the already confirmed cases of players Ezequiel Garay, José Gayà and Eliaquim Mangala, club delegate Paco Camarasa and Juan Aliaga of the medical staff, the virus has now swept through a third of the club's staff.

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"Several further tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus amongst Valencia CF coaching staff and players have come back positive. All cases are asymptomatic and those involved are currently isolated at home, receiving medical assessment and carrying out their scheduled training plan," Valencia said in a statement.

"Despite the strict measures adopted by the club after their UEFA Champions League game against Atalanta on February 19th in Milan - an area confirmed as 'high risk' by the Italian authorities days afterwards - which included maintaining a distance between the squad and club employees/the general public, these latest results show that the exposure inherent to such matches has caused a positive test rate of around 35%."