This Monday, one more case of COVID-19 in Mexican soccer. Atlas Women reported that a player and a staff member tested positive for the virus.
Through a statement, the red and black institution indicated that they carried out a total of 37 COVID-19 screening tests in players, coaching staff and staff. This in compliance with the Liga MX protocols for the return of sports activities.
“Were detected two positive results, a player and a staff member, both were asymptomatic, so the recommendation to keep said elements in isolation was followed, ”they detailed.
Notably the men’s team also presented two positives last week. On Friday, July 3, the club reported that there were two asymptomatic cases and they are already in isolation.
Coronavirus cases in the Liga MX Femenil
Are already five clubs of the women’s branch that announce positives in their squads. In total, 21 confirmed cases have accumulated since the epidemic of the disease began in Mexico in late February.
The first positive was Cougars from UNAM. They announced it on May 28 and she was a player who presented symptoms, so she had to undergo the test to confirm the disease.
Almost a month later, on June 26, the club Puebla He noted that a positive result was found in his staff. This time it was not reported whether she was a footballer, staff or technical staff, but was classified as asymptomatic.
The next day, June 27, Blue Cross He announced that 14 people from his campus were positive for COVID-19. It was also not specified whether they were players, coaching staff or staff and they were all asymptomatic.
On July 2, the Chivas de Guadalajara reported three positive cases. Likewise, it was not specified if they were players, coaching staff or staff and all were asymptomatic.
Days later, on July 6, Atlas detected two positive results. The player and a staff member were asymptomatic cases.
More cases in Mexican soccer
The total number of cases in Mexican soccer amounts to 77 infected people. They include footballers, coaches, managers and club staff members.
Alberto Marrero, president of the Atlético de San Luis, It was the first confirmed case (March 17). Likewise, on May 12, the first case was released on the courts: César Enrique Bernal Ávila, defender of Tampico Madero, who was the first footballer infected in Mexico.
The teams that have reported cases in their squads are: Atlético San Luis (1), Santos Laguna (15), Chivas (4), León (2), Monterrey (2), Toluca (8), Tigres (1), Necaxa (1), Puebla (4), Mazatlán (1), Querétaro (1), Atlas (4) and Cruz Azul (25).
Besides, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has confirmed four cases. Three are referees and the other was that of Enrique Bonilla, president of Liga MX (March 21).
Until now, Blue Cross It is the team with the most confirmed infections, both in the men’s and women’s branches. Since May 31 they have announced cases on their campus, ranging from footballers, staff personnel or the technical staff.
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