As the football season is ending for major European leagues it's timely to consider the COVID positive trends over the season. The chart below plots the trend in COVID positive cases for Premier League clubs from the 31st August to May 9th.
On average, there was 7 weekly positive cases in the EPL and a median of 4. 2,111 weekly tests were carried out on average. With the exception of the tests over three match weeks from the 21st of December to the 10th of January, the positivity rate did not reach 1%. It hovered between 1%- 2% during the Christmas period.
There is a noticeable dip on the 1st-3rd January. Only 12 individuals were COVID positive. This was a shorter time period than usual and only 984 tests were carried out. I would guess the true number of positive cases was higher. These positive cases may have been picked up the following week too, where we see the peak of 36 positive cases.
The positivity rate tumbled from February. The 19th-25th of April was the first week of the season where no positive cases were recorded.